By RSS on Mar 14,2018 - 17:01
The Election Commission (EC) has set March 23 as the day for holding the election of a (new) vice-president of Nepal. A meeting of the EC today under the chair of Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav ended with the decision in this regard, EC Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal said.
The voting for the election will take place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Federal Parliament Building (International Convention Center) based in New Baneshwor. As per the election schedule finalized by the EC for the election, voters' name list will be made public tomorrow and the day for filing candidacy(ies) has been set for March 17 while the final list of candidate(s) will be published on March 18. The constitutional provision is that the EC should fix the date for the election to the post of Vice President within days of the announcement of the presidential election results.
Incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari was elected for her second term at the Shital Niwas through the presidential election held Tuesday. The female president is from the Khas Arya community. As per the constitution, the candidate (s) for the election of a vice-president shall be from different gender or community of the individual elected on the post of president.
The EC has said with the fixing of the date for the vice- president election, it has already started preparations for the same.
As a new rule to ban public vehicles older than 20 years kicks in, 59 public vehicles are taken control from different parts of the country by the government. The transportation offices across the country in coordination with traffic police personnel seized the old vehicles.
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