EC makes necessary preparations for nomination of NA elections

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission has made necessary preparations for the nomination of candidates for the National Assembly elections scheduled for January 25.

The EC has made clear about the documents to be submitted by the candidates for the nomination.

According to the EC Spokesperson, Shaligram Sharma Paudyal, the candidate should submit a photocopy of Nepali citizenship certificate, document incorporating the name in the final name list of any rural municipality or municipality, voucher or receipt of Rs 10,000 deposit.

There would be a 50 percent discount in deposit money for the woman candidate as well as candidate from the Dalit, marginalised and economically poor community. The respective local level should write a letter saying the candidate is from the poor background.

The documents required for nomination include an official letter of the selection of candidate from the party in the case of party candidate, the certified paper identifying the candidate as a person belonging to the Dalit community and issued by the rural municipality, municipality or any legally authorised body, in case of a person filing candidacy from the Dalit cluster.

Similarly, any person filing candidacy from the disabled group or minority community should produce the certified certificate of disability issued by the authorised body of Government of Nepal. A person filing candidacy from the minority community should include paper issued by the rural municipality, municipality or any authorised body as per the existing law certifying that the person belongs to the minority community.

Also to be included are the names of the persons proposing and seconding the candidature and certificate stating that the names of the electoral college comprising the member of the Province Council concerned or the Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of the rural municipality of the province concerned and the mayor or deputy mayor of the municipality, as well as their voter identity number.

The Election Commission stated that other documents to be included are the property details of the candidate, mentioning the house number, the place of residence and land, a self-declaration that the person has not been disqualified by any federal law, and also the self-declaration mentioning that the person has not occupied any post drawing salary or economic facilities from the government fund, except the political post to be filled from election or nomination.

The Commission stated that the person filing candidacy should produce the paper indicating the registration of resignation from the post that he/she has been holding if that person is holding any public post or elected position, as well as a copy of the letter issued by the Election Commission showing that the person had withdrawn his/her name from the closed list under the proportional electoral system of the last election to the Member of the House of Representatives or of the National Assembly.

The term of 19 members elected to the National Assembly and one member nominated to the Assembly by the President is ending on March 3.



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