EC seeks applications for federal, provincial polls

Kathmandu: The Election Commission on Sunday issued a public notice urging the parties registered with it to submit their applications if they wished to contest parliamentary and provincial polls under the proportional representation electoral system.

The EC has asked the parties to clearly state in their applications whether they wanted to contest only the parliamentary elections or only the provincial elections or both parliamentary and provincial elections, only in some provinces or in all provinces.

The EC warned that if the parties failed to submit their applications by Tuesday, they will be prohibited from contesting election under the PR system.  Parliamentary and provincial polls are scheduled to be held together but on two dates — November 26 and December 7.