Kathmandu, October 25
The new president and vice-president will be elected through majority vote on Wednesday as the parties failed to give the names of consensus candidates between 11:00am and 1:00 pm today, as scheduled by the Parliament Secretariat.
According to Assistant Spokesperson for Parliament Secretariat Sudarshan Kuikel, the Secretariat postponed the meeting of Parliament scheduled for 4:00pm today as the parties failed to field their consensus candidates today.
During the meeting of the Parliament held yesterday, Speaker Onsari Gharti had appointed Secretary General of the Parliament Secretariat Manohar Prasad Bhattarai as Election Officer for election of president. Kuikel said today’s scheduled meeting was postponed as there was no consensus candidate. This means that the president and vice-president will now be elected through majority votes on Wednesday.
Any person wishing to be elected president and vice-president will have to file nomination on October 27 between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Candidates can withdraw their nomination at 2:30pm the same day.
The final list of candidates will be published at 3:00pm on October 27.
On October 28, voting will take place between 11:00am and 2:00pm and counting will begin from 2:30pm.
According to Kuikel, at 4:45pm on October 28, the Election Officer will submit the results of the vote to Speaker Gharti, who will then announce the results of the election at the Parliament meeting scheduled for 5:00pm the same day.
A version of this article appears in print on October 26, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.