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Photo Feature: Preparing for polls

Pratik Rayamajhi

Pratik Rayamajhi

Photo Feature: Preparing for polls

Election fever has gripped Kathmandu and the rest of the country. Candidates and their supporters are out campaigning, meeting their constituents and canvassing for votes. Election posters, flags, and fliers can be seen everywhere. 


The Election Commission is also doing its part. Voting materials are ready and being shipped across the country. The poll body is also holding mock elections to reduce invalid ballot numbers, and meeting with celebrities and businesspersons as part of its voter awareness drive. 

There are nearly 18 million eligible voters this time. Their ballots will decide who will occupy 165 of the 275 seats in the House of Representatives under first-past-the-post category. The remaining 110 lawmakers will be elected under the proportional representation electoral system. The November 20 vote will also elect 330 assembly members in seven provinces.  

For election security, Nepal Police is set to mobilize 186,693 personnel in all seven provinces. Likewise, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force are set to deploy 75,000 and 35,000 of their personnel. Additionally, the Nepal Police has also hired 115,000 temporary police. 

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