EC publishes name lists of candidates vying for vice presidential election

KATHMANDU, March 12: The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal has released the final list of candidates who will be contesting in the upcoming vice presidential election. The election will be held on March 24, 2023, and the elected vice president will serve as the country's second-highest-ranking official.

According to the EC, four candidates have been confirmed to contest in the election. Asta Laxmi Shakya of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML), Mamata Jha of Janamat Party, Pramila Kumari of the Janata Samajbadi Party, and Ramsaya Prasad Yadav, also of the Janata Samajbadi Party.

The announcement of the final list of candidates has ended weeks of speculation and anticipation surrounding the vice presidential election. The political parties in Nepal had been engaged in deliberations and discussions to finalize their candidates for the position.

The vice presidential election is a significant event in Nepal's political landscape, as the elected vice president will play a vital role in the country's governance and decision-making processes. The Election Commission has assured the public that the election will be conducted in a fair, transparent, and impartial manner.

The voters, political parties, and the general public are now eagerly waiting for the results of the vice presidential election, which will be announced after the election on March 24.


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