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Local level elections: Party registration opens from today


Nepalnews
2022 Feb 17, 6:49, Kathmandu
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The party registration process is beginning from today for the local level election to be held on May 13.

The Election Commission has published a notice calling on the parties to register for the election. As per the information issued by the commission, application for party registration can be submitted during office hours from today till February 27.

The commission has stated that the office will be open even on public holidays for party registration.

While applying for the party registration, documents and details including party constitution, manifesto, rules, sample of flag and symbol, arrangement of at least 21 member central committee and previous year's audit report have to be submitted.

Legislation and rules should be submitted at the time of registration, including the condition that every office bearer at the federal and state level should be elected once every five years and that there should be a system of representation of Nepal's diversity in the executive committees at different levels.

There is a provision in the constitution of a political party to mention the name, flag, seal, symbol, office address, organizational structure, status of membership, details of central, state & local level, provisions related to general convention, convening meeting and decision making procedure.

Subjects related to party fund, financial management and its responsible office bearers, candidate nomination procedure, disciplinary action and appellate hearing mechanism, participation of members and lower bodies in audit, policy and program making, legislative amendment, dissolution, regulatory authority, membership and renewal fee should all be included as well.

About 119 parties are currently registered in the commission. Among the parties participating in the election four years ago, 18 parties were represented at the local level.

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