Members of the state legislature and local elected representatives have until September 7 to elect the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Socialist) and the Democratic Socialist Party, according to the Election Commission (LOSAPA).
According to Raj Kumar Shrestha, the commission’s spokesperson, the commission has sent a circular to state and district election offices instructing them to identify elected legislators who want to leave the UML and JSP by September 7.
The commission has granted the leaders who wish to leave the UML and JSP 15 days to choose a party after the Madhav Kumar Nepal and Mahanta Thakur groupings registered their separate parties and received certificates based on the government’s ordinance on political parties.
On August 18, the Nepal faction of the UML and the Thakur faction of the JSP filed a petition with the Election Commission after the government passed an ordinance dividing the party into only 20% of federal parliament or central members. On Wednesday, the commission identified and acknowledged them (August 25).
Despite the fact that the code requires elected representatives to be elected at the state and local le
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