Nepal: Voting for parliamentary, provincial assembly elections to be held tomorrow in single phase

In Nepal, voting for parliamentary and provincial assembly elections will be held tomorrow in a single phase. More than 17.9 million people are eligible to vote in seven provinces across the Himalayan nation. Out of a total of 275 members of the federal Parliament, 165 will be elected through direct voting, while the remaining 110 will be elected through a proportionate method. Similarly, out of a total of 550 members of the Provincial Assembly, 330 will be elected directly and 220 will be elected through a proportionate method.

Nepal’s Election Commission has announced a slew of measures to ensure the elections are conducted without any incident. These include enforcing air patrolling and setting up three-tier security at polling stations. Chief Election Commissioners from India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives are taking part in the election process as the international observers.

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