EC dissatisfied over false accusations

  • ‘Constitutional provision stumbling block to announce PR results’
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 3, 2018-

The Election Commission (EC) has expressed displeasure over accusations from several corners that the election body is delaying to announce the election elections.

Saying that there is constitutional and legal hurdle to announce the results of PR system of the House of Representatives, the EC for the first time has officially urged all not the spread such news.

The election body opened its mouth after the leaders and cadres of left alliance, precisely CPN-UML, exerted pressure over the EC to make public the results of PR system.

Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the EC said that the results of PR system could not be made public until the conduction of National Assembly election.

“Though the EC is trying its best to announce the results of PR system at the earliest, it fails due to some legal hurdles,” read the statement.

The EC has not been able to send letters to the parties urging them to recommend the names of elected candidates from the closed list and to allocate seats to the parties under the PR category of the House of Representatives due to delay in holding the National Assembly election.

The EC is stunned at the accusations made by several quarters when it has been doing its work as per constitution and law, EC Commissioner Ishwor Prasad Paudel said.

“It was not the intention of the EC to delay the results,” he said, adding, “The provision of constitution was the stumbling block. All need to understand this.”

The EC has drawn the attention of the government once again to announce the date of National Assembly election and to appoint province chiefs, read the statement.

Published: 03-01-2018 20:45

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