Cabinet meeting decided to conduct local level elections for May 13.
Minister for communication and information technology and spokesperson of Nepal government, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said about the elections in the press meet today.
The decision was made by today’s Cabinet meeting.
“As per the recommendation of the Election Commission, the government has decided to hold the local level elections in one phase,” said minister Karki.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had held a discussion with Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Thapaliya earlier and asked about the status of the Election Commission on doing elections.
With the positive result from the Election Commission, the Cabinet meeting announced the date for the election.
The constitution of Nepal says the tenure of office of the chairperson, vice-chairperson, ward chairperson, and member shall be of five years after the day of being elected.
According to the Local Level Election Act, the term of the current local people’s representative will end on 9 May 2022.
Also, the constitution does not envisage a local level without people’s representatives.
The local level will be without people’s representatives for a few days if elections will be carried out during the previously proposed election date i.e. May 18.
Considering the provisions of the constitution, the government has announced the new date of the election after holding discussions with the Election Commission.