Kathmandu—As the ruling Nepali Congress heads towards the electoral process to elect new leadership, six leaders have fielded their candidacy on December 11. The 14th General Convention of the party which began on December 10 will conclude electing new leadership for the next five years.
Incumbent Party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Shekhar Koirala, Bimalendra Nidhi, Prakash Man Singh, Kalyan Gurung, and Yubaraj Neupane have registered their candidacy for party president.
The party’s election committee will publicize the final names of candidates on Sunday. The senior leader of NC Ram Chandra Poudel did not register candidacy stating that there was no consensus in his camp about the common candidate for president
Along with Party President, there will be elections to choose two vice-presidents, two general secretaries, eight joint-general secretaries, a treasurer, and members of the Central Working Committee. A total of 4,743 General Convention representatives are eligible to vote to elect new leadership.