August 22, 2017
The Nepal Government has finally decided to conduct both provincial and federal parliamentary elections in a single phase on November 26, 2017.
An official decision in this regard was taken in a Cabinet meeting held on Monday.
Prior to this, the Election Commission (EC) of Nepal had urged the government to conduct the elections in two different phases citing time constraints, lack of relevant laws and Constituency Delimitation Commission (CDC) report, human resource and logistical issues as major gaps.
In this regard, the election body had proposed two different dates for conducting elections in two phases – November 20 in Hill and Mountain areas and on December 7 in Tarai region.
In a meeting with Commission officials in the first week of August 2017, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had urged EC to conduct both the polls on a single go for ensuring timely polls for meeting the constitutional deadline and to minimize related expenditure.