Nepali voters will have the option to elect representatives to fill 35,221 local legislative and executive seats on Friday, May 13. Voters will pick from a total of 145,010 candidates this year. PM Oli voted for the correct candidate as well. He claims to have voted for the correct candidates. He also believes in the power of changes.
Nepal’s new constitution went into effect on September 20, 2015, kicking off the country’s transition to a federal state. This is just the second municipal election since the new constitution was adopted and the country moved to federalism. It opens up new opportunities for local government engagement, particularly for Nepal’s youth, who will be eligible to vote in their first election.
The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) has announced its decision to enable Nepali nationals to register as voters before they are 18 and vote if they are 18 on Election Day. According to the ECN, around 200,000 more young Nepalis would be entitled to vote in the 2022 elections as a result of this decision.
Oli announced his faction’s Capital-centric mass rally on February 5 on January 22, exactly one month after the Nepal Communist Party split ideologically.
“We will demonstrate how to organize a mass meeting and mobilize the public,” Oli declared, mocking a recent mass rally organized by the Dahal-Nepal group in protest of the House dissolution motion. “Those who are ecstatic to see a few thousand people on Kathmandu’s streets will witness our strength.”