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CPN (US) entrusts three leaders to pick party’s NA candidates

Madhav Kumar Nepal (file)

Kathmandu, Jan 7: The CPN (Unified Socialist) has assigned party’s three leaders with the responsibility to pick party’s candidates to contest the National Assembly (NA) elections.

A meeting of the party held on Saturday decided to entrust Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal, Vice Chairman Rajendra Pandey and General Secretary Ghanshyam Bhusal to select the party’s candidates for the NA elections, party’s publicity department chief Jagannath Khatiwada said.

The three leaders will decide on the party’s candidates based on the seats allocated to the CPN (US) from the coalition partners.

The National Assembly (NA) elections are scheduled for January 25. As part of the election schedule, the Election Commission has already published the voter list and appointed the election officers.

The offices of election officers have been established in all seven provinces. The EC has fixed the date for registering candidacy on January 8.

As per Article 86 (3) of the Constitution of Nepal, the term of office of one-third of the NA members is about to expire on March 3, 2024, and there is a legal provision that the election must be organised 35 days before the positions go vacant (January 29, 2024) in line with the National Assembly Member Election Act, 2075. The term of office of the total 20 NA members (19 elected ones and one nominated from the government) is expiring on March 3, 2024. #Nepal

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