Tuesday, January 24, 2006

EC publishes election schedule

Kathmandu Jan 24-The Election Commission on Tuesday has published detailed programme for the municipal polls slated on February 8.

According to the programme, candidates will have to file their nominations on Thursday (January 26) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Commission shall publish the name list of candidates filed for the election on the same day. Protests and complaints against the candidacy would be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 27 and name list of the candidates contesting the election shall be published at 5 p.m. on Friday, after the Commission delivers its verdict on the complaints.

Candidates filing their nomination can withdraw their nominations on Jan. 28. The Commission will publish the final list of candidates on January 29. The candidates shall be given their election symbols the same day.

Voting for the elections will take from 8 in the morning until 5 in the evening on February 8 in the respective polling centers of the municipality.

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