The Local-Level Election Is To Be Held For The Stability Of Democracy: (UNDP) Nepal CD Renaud Meyer

Kathmandu, April 6: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that the government should reach to the concrete decision regarding the issues raised by the Madhes as soon as possible. Addressing in the two-day Training of Trainers on election management and conduction the Election Commission organised at Godavari, Lalitpur today.

Dr. Yadav has said that the Election Commission will be in difficulty if the government did not take a concrete decision on the madhes issue. CEC Yadav repeated, “It is necessary for the government to make a concrete decision as it is high time for printing the ballot papers and the voter’s identity cards in the districts of the Madhes which have high number of voters. If the government didn’t decide, then, the Election Commission will resolutely and fully gear up for the election preparation by printing the ballot paper for all provinces.”

He said, ”Election Commission is moving ahead with the voters education and management of materials needed for voters despite the complexities.” Speaking on the training ECN Secretary Gopinath Mainali, said that

the strengthening of democracy was possible only by a free and fair election.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nepal country director Renaud Meyer said the local-level election of Nepali going to be held for the stability of democracy.

A total of 126,000 employees except security forces are to be deputed in the local-level election scheduled to be held in a single phase and at a time on May 14 this year. Over 36 thousands individuals will be elected in the elections of 744 local-levels. Around 21 thousands volunteers will be mobilised for running voters’ education classes.

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