Election for Deputy Speaker announced for Friday

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Kathmandu: The election for the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives will be held on Friday.

At the meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Speaker Agni Sapkota announced the election date and directed House Secretary Gopalnath Yogi to publish a notice regarding the election.

The Federal Parliament Secretariat stated that there is a program for registration of a proposal for the election of any member of the HoR to the post of Deputy Speaker between 11 am and 1 pm on July 14, Thursday.  The notice of such a proposal should be registered with the HoR Secretary.

The secretariat will publish the list of candidates in order of registration within the stipulated time of their candidacies in the Federal Parliament Building notice board at 1.30 pm on the same day.

In the HoR meeting scheduled for 3 pm on July 15, Friday, the proposer will propose a candidate for the election to the Deputy Speaker while the lawmaker supporting the proposal shall second it followed by group discussions on the notice of candidacy which will be then put to a vote in accordance with the order of registration.

The post of Deputy Speaker is vacant after then Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe resigned before the election of Agni Sapkota as a Speaker in January 2020 as the constitution requires Speaker and Deputy Speaker to be from different parties.