The Nepali Government is all set to conduct Rastriya Sabha (or National Assembly) elections for 18 seats in all seven provinces today, i.e., January 23, 2020.
A total of 45 candidates from 6 political parties are contesting for the National Assembly (NA) seats.
According to Election Commission (EC), the NA elections will be conducted in 7 district headquarters, namely Morang, Dhanusha, Lalitpur, Kaski, Dang, Surkhet and Doti.
The district judges of the aforementioned districts will work as returning officers.
A total of 2,056 candidates will cast their votes. They include:
According to the Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, the voters can cast their votes at the polling booths from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm today and the results will be released after that.
There are 19 NA posts, of which 18 seats will be filled by the candidates to be elected today and the remaining 1 seat will be appointed by the President.
The 2-year term of the present 19 members of the 59-member NA is going to expire on March 3, 2020.
The election is being conducted in a bid to replace the serving members, after their tenure, with new candidates.