November 18: The Election Commission is planning to make public the result of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) election to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly within three days.
At a news conference organized on Thursday to share information about poll preparations, Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, said, "Vote count begins immediately after all ballot boxes are collected. EC is planning to complete the vote count of FPTP election within three days while that of proportional representation in eight days."
He further informed that the EC is planning to submit the report of election results to the president within December 8.
"The Election Commission is determined in its objectives and expects cooperation and commitment from all sides," Thapaliya said, adding that every polling centre will have three layers of security.
Effective security arrangement is in place so that the Nepalese Army reaches the incident site within 30 minutes in case of any untoward incident, said thapaliya. He ruled out the possibility of booth capture and said no one can use his/her representative to cast vote. According to the EC, there are over 17.9 million voters enlisted for this election in Nepal. Anyone completing 18 years by November 19 will be eligible to vote.
The EC has managed 10,892 polling stations and 22,227 voting centres. Similarly, there are 141 temporary polling centres where some 450, 000 voters can cast votes. -- RSS