Local Level Elections 2017

UN secretary general welcomes local elections

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 23, 2017-

UN Secretary General António Guterres has welcomed the holding of the third phase of local polls and congratulated the people of Nepal on the peaceful elections.

According to a statement, Guterres said “this marks a crucial step in the transition towards federalism as enshrined in the 2015 constitution, and will be followed by elections to State Assemblies and the Federal Parliament.”

The secretary-general “encourages the government of Nepal and political parties to continue their efforts towards ensuring peaceful and inclusive upcoming elections”, according to his Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric. Guterres also encouraged all the stakeholders to continue implementation of the constitution in line with its principles of inclusion and representative governance.

Published: 23-09-2017 08:15

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