Finally, the last phase of voting that ends the most-awaited Nepal election 2017 has arrived.
This Phase II election of provincial and parliamentary election, on December 07, 2017, will see the election of candidates for 128 Parliamentary (House of Representatives) and 256 Provincial Assembly seats.
A total of 4,482 candidates are competing in this phase that is being held at 15,344 polling centers across 45 districts of the country.
The first phase, held on November 26, 2017, was held across 32 districts.
While the first round saw around 65 percent voter participation, the Nepal Election Commission (EC) expects the second phase polls to register more than 70 percent turnout with over 12.2 million voters exercising their vote.
The completion of this First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) election will result in formation of Federal Parliament at the Center and Provincial Assemblies across seven provinces of the country as planned in the new constitution in 2015.
The counting process will also begin the same day in the evening.
A Worth-waiting Election
The world governments, especially the bordering nations, are eagerly watching this landmark election of Nepal.
“I think the party I feel like voting [for] is popular because it strongly claims Nepal as a nation that is capable of bringing those golden days of Nepal back, where Nepal stood economically, socially and politically strong without aid dependency,” says Lawyer Jyoti Singh Bhandari.
“The Election Commission calls on all eligible voters to take part in the elections to convey a strong message to those who are against the implementation of the constitution as well as political stability in the country,” reads a statement by the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav.
While Nepal has saw a governmental transition 26 times in the past 28 years, many hope this election would end long-standing political turmoil and open ways for new Nepali constitution, while also bringing in needed development across the country.