Govt. to hold election of province and centre on Nov. 26


The government Monday announced to hold the provincial and federal parliamentary election on November 26.


A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM), Singha Durbar, took the decision to this effect.


The government has fixed the date of both elections to conduct it in one phase, said Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet after the cabinet meeting.


“The government will write a letter to the Election Commission Nepal (ECN) about the decision,” said Minister Basnet, who is also the government spokesperson.


He said the ECN will now decide regarding the phases of the elections.

Prior to this, the ECN and the major political parties have agreed to conduct the provincial and parliamentary elections on the same day, by November 23.

Likewise, the government has endorsed the upcoming state visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India from August 23.

The meeting has finalised the agendas to be discussed and finalised during the visit.

During the visit, the Nepali side will raise the issue of the commitment made by India to support post-earthquake reconstruction and past agreements and losses caused by Laxmanpur and Koshi dams from the recent floods.

Similarly, the Nepali side will discuss regarding the repatriation treaty and the 1950 treaty and Nepal-India.

During the visit Nepali delegation will also discuss operation of India-Nepal railway, trade, commerce, investment and other issues, said Minister Basnet.