With announcement of election date, ruling alliance begins preparations for seat sharing

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KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The government on Thursday announced to hold the general elections on November 20 later this year. With the announcement of the date, the ruling alliance – Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center), CPN (Unified Socialist), Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) and Rastriya Janamorcha Party – have begun preparations for seat sharing.

The ruling alliance is all set to form a task force and strategy for seat sharing during the election. The alliance had also competed in the local level election held earlier this year jointly.

The ruling NC is eying to be the largest party in the country through the election while the CPN (MC) is targeting to be the second largest.

Of the 165 election constituencies, the NC is preparing to claim 99 seats while the CPN (MC) is preparing to claim 50 seats. Likewise, the CPN (US) wants 25 seats and the JSP wants 15 seats. One goes to the Rastriya Janamorcha Party.



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