Presidential election: Code of conduct comes into effect today

KATHMANDU- The election code of conduct for the election to the post of President and Vice-President comes into force from today.

The election code of conduct that starts today will be enforced till March 19 in view of coming presidential and vice-presidential election.

As per the EC’s decision on January 30, the election to the post of President is taking place on March 9 and that of Vice-President on March 17.

There are 882 voters for the election. Nomination for the election to presidential post has already been filed on February 25 after establishing an office of the Election Officer.

According to EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel, the EC issued the Election Code of Conduct in exercise of the rights granted by Article-22 of the Election Commission Act-2073 for the election.

The same election code of conduct was implemented for the election to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly on November 20.

As per the EC, the election code of conduct would be implemented for the government and ministers of federal parliament, Province Assembly members, the provincial governments and their ministers, and employees of federation, province and local-level, security bodies.

Likewise, the code of conduct will alsi be implemented for civil servants, security personnel, government, semi-government and public organisations and their employees, political parties and their sister organisations, candidates, their representatives, public post holders, media houses, media persons and the voters.


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