Parliament Elections 2022: Election Commission Nepal plans to make public FPTP results within three days

Nepal's election management body was criticized for not expediting the vote counting process during the local polls held on earlier this year.

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Kathmandu: The Election Commission has planned to make public the results of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system election to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly within three days.

At a news conference on Thursday, Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, said, “ The vote counting begins immediately after all ballot boxes are collected. The EC is planning to complete the vote count of FPTP election within three days, and proportional representation in eight days.”

He further informed that EC will submit the report of election results to the President within December 8.

“The EC expects cooperation and commitment from all sides,” Thapaliya said, adding that every polling center will have a three layer security.

Effective security arrangement is in place that Nepal Army persons reach the incident site within 30 minutes in case of any untoward situation. He ruled out the possibility of booth capture and said none can use his/her representative to cast a vote.

The voting centers would be set up in the country within two days. There are over 17.9 million voters enlisted for this election in Nepal. Anyone completing 18 years by November 19 will be an eligible voter.

The EC has managed 10,892 polling stations and 22,227 voting centers. Similarly, there are 141 temporary polling centers where some 450 thousand voters can cast votes.