Monday, December 25, 2006

Election Commission is waiting for laws

Chief Commissioner for Election Commission Bhoj Raj Ghimire on sunday urged the government to accelerate its preparation for formulation of relevant laws in order to hold the election of Constituent Assembly in time.

“The Election Commission now is in urgent need of at least five laws to function in a proper way. Without the laws, we cannot proceed,” he told mediapersons at Reporters’ Club. He said the commission could not carry on updating voters’ list without Voters’ List Law and certain other laws.

The commission is now confident that the transparent or plastic ballot boxes will be used in the constituent assembly elections. But, it has not decided on using electronic voting machines.

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