KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has suggested a provision of a threshold of at least three per cent votes to secure proportional representation (PR) quota for the political parties in the elections to be held under the new constitution.
Furnishing a 20-point suggestion on the draft constitution on Sunday, the EC also recommended the Constituent Assembly to fix a date for the elections of the local bodies within six months of the promulgation of the new constitution.
The CA is also suggested to mention in the constitution the dates of the election of the President, the Vice-President, the federal parliament and the provincial assembly. Else, the EC could be given an authroity to fix dates for the elections in consultation with the government, the Commission demanded.
The EC suggested that a candidate should not be allowed to file candidacies from two constituencies under the FPTP electoral system. The women, indigenous, Dalit, Madhesi, and marginalised communities must be prioritised as the FPTP candidates, it added.
Similarly, the EC has sought an authority to fix the age eligible for votes and prepare the voters' lists in the country and abroad.
It has also demanded a right to announce dates of the local elections.