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NC to not allow PR-elected persons to become candidates again


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2022 Sep 15, 19:39, Kathmandu
Nepali Congress (NC)

Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has decided not to allow the members of the House of Representatives and Province Assemblies elected through the Proportional Representation (PR) system on behalf of the party in earlier 2017 (2074 BS) elections to become the candidates under the same electoral system again.

Clause 33 (2) of the NC Statute has specified that the persons elected to the members of HoR and Province Assembly under the PR system on behalf of the party would not be allowed to become candidates for the same again.

However, those elected under the PR system in earlier parliamentary elections could be the candidates in the first-past-the-post election to the members of HoR and Province Assembly, informed NC party chief secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel.

A meeting of the NC central parliamentary party held on Wednesday under the chairpersonship of party President Sher Bahadur Deuba has determined the criteria and standards for the selection of candidates for HoR and provincial assembly elections under the PR system.

Likewise, the meeting also decided not to allow the party members who were fielded as candidates for any posts in the last local elections to become candidates in the upcoming November 20 elections to the members of HoR and province assembly under the PR system.

The meeting has decided to pay attention to the criteria such as bottom-up recommendations for candidacy from the party's different layers, qualifications of the individuals, morality, efficiency, contributions to the democratic movements, contributions to different layers and areas of the party organization, and capacity to add popular votes to the party while selecting candidates.

Likewise, the parliamentary party decided to field at least one candidate from each electoral constituency while deciding on PR candidates for both the HOR and Province Assembly electoral constituencies. ---

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