Kathmandu: The Election Commission has announced dates for the upcoming Presidential elections in March.
The election is all set to take place on March 9, according to the EC.
The tenure of current President Bidya Devi Bhandari will end on March 13.
Likewise, the election for the post of vice president will be held on March 17.
The constitution of Nepal has a provision of electing the president and vice president through an electoral college, consisting of members of both houses of the federal parliament and all seven provincial assemblies.
The weights of votes of federal and provincial lawmakers are different.
According to Article 63 of the Constitution, the president and the vice-president have a five-year term. Elections to these posts are conducted on different dates.
A total of 334 members of the federal parliament and 550 members of provincial assemblies will vote in these elections. As per the current population of the country, the weightage of each member of federal Parliament is 79 and that of a provincial assembly member is 48.