Sunday, September 30, 2007

EC Extends Nomination Deadline

Election commission today extended the deadline for filing the nomination for both the proportional representation system and first-past-the-pole system of constituent assembly elections.A meeting of the election commission took a decision to extend the deadline for submitting the closed list of candidates for PR system by five days and filing of nomination of candidates for first-past-the-pole system by three days.Earlier today, seven parties and the government had separately written to the EC to reschedule the nomination deadline by five days.As per the EC’s previous schedule, the parties had to submit their nominations for the proportional representation system today and for the first-past-the-pole system on October 5.The parties had yesterday agreed to ask EC to postpone the deadline filing of nominations by five days.

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