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EC finalises ballot paper design for PR system
Sep 23, 2017-
The Election Commission (EC) on Friday finalised the design of the ballot papers to be used in the federal and provincial elections under the proportional election system.
Both the elections will be held in two phases on November 26 and December 7.
The symbols for the election of the House of Representatives will be placed on the upper part of the ballot paper while those for the election of provincial assemblies will be on the bottom half, according to EC officials.
Two sets of ballot papers—one for the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system and another for the proportional election system—will be used in the federal and provincial elections. “The ballot papers for the proportional election system will go for printing soon,” said Election Commissioner Narendra Dahal.
As many as 88 parties have registered themselves with the EC expressing willingness to participate in the federal elections under the proportional election system. The numbers of parties in provinces, however, will vary, hence the sizes of the ballot papers will also be different in different provinces, according to the EC.
The design of the ballot papers under the FPTP system will be finalised only after the EC distributes election symbols to the candidates on October 25.
Party Win Lead
NC 27 11
UML 8 13
Maoist Centre 14 13
SSF-N 12 12
RJP-N 12 7
NLF 3 1
Others 1 2
Published: 23-09-2017 06:58