Elections successful, says Carter Center

KATHMANDU: The Carter Center, Election Observation Mission in Nepal, has commented that the federal and provincial elections held in two phases in Nepal were completed successfully despite political tensions, logistical, operational and security challenges and tight timelines.

However, the mission has said that the voters' education remained ineffective due to tight time lines.

In a press meet in the Capital today, the mission has thanked the government, political parties and Election Commission (EC) for successfully completing the elections.

The five-member mission was led by former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Dr Surakiart Sathirathai.

The mission had mobilised 16 teams for the first phase of elections and 64 teams for second round of elections for the observation.

The mission had observed the elections following international election observation principle and Nepal's legal and democratic structures.