Election Commission recommends federal and provincial elections are held on November 18, 2022

Kathmandu, July 6

The Election Commission has recommended that the government announce the date of November 18, 2022, as the date for the next federal and provincial elections.

Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya and other commissioners met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday and proposed to hold the nationwide elections in a single phase.

The commission argues the experience of holding the recent local elections in one go has given confidence to the commission to follow suit in other elections also.

As per the constitution, the government announces the election dates as recommended by the commission. However, the recommendation is not legally binding.

The commission has urged the prime minister to announce the date at least 120 days before the stipulated date so that there will be enough time for the preparations.

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