141,468 candidacies filed for May 13 local polls

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Kathmandu: A total of 141,468 candidacies were filed for various posts for the upcoming local level election scheduled for May 13.

The latest updates show 22,194 candidacies in Province 1, 36,275 in Madhesh Province, 23,654 in Bagmati Province, 12,314 in Gandaki Province, 22,421 in Lumbini Province, 12,848 in Karnali Province, and 11,762 in Sudurpaschim Province have been registered for the local poll going to be held in a single phase.

Likewise, 3,318 candidacies are for the posts of the mayor of municipalities, sub-metropolises and metropolises and 2,036 are for deputy mayors while 3,306 are for chairs of rural municipalities and 2,343 are for vice-chairs.

As the EC said, 33,111 nominations are for the ward chair. It reports the registrations of 24, 283 candidacies for women members, 21, 979 for Dalit women members and 51,092 candidacies are for the members.

The election is taking place at 753 local levels on May 13 for 35,221 posts including mayor, deputy-mayor, chairman and vice-chairman, six thousand 743 ward chairpersons, same number of women members and Dalit women members and 13, 483 members.

Candidacies were filed in an enthusiastic manner at the office of the Election Officers established at the local level across the nation on Sunday and Monday. There is a schedule to file a complaint against the candidates today.

The nomination paper would be verified and a decision would be taken against the complaint after carrying out an investigation on it on April 27 and 28. Similarly, there is a schedule to publish the name list of candidates on May 28.

Likewise, candidates could withdraw their candidacies and the final list of the candidates would be published on April 29.