Silence period on

Kathmandu, December 4

The Election Commission has stated that campaigning will end after midnight tonight in all the 128 constituencies of 45 districts, where the second phase of provincial and parliamentary elections will be held on December 7.

The poll panel added that the Election Code of Conduct 2015 (third amendment) barred political parties and their candidates, independent candidates, office bearers of political parties, civil society members, general voters and mediapersons from campaigning or soliciting votes during the silence period.

Issuing a press release today, EC Spokesperson Navaraj Dhakal has cautioned the mass media not to publish news and articles for or against any political party or candidate. The poll panel added that conducting poll survey and publishing its result before the polls was against the election code of conduct.

The EC also stated that displaying election symbols and election campaign materials within a radius of 300 metres of polling stations and campaigning via social network or using SMS and other messenger services, such as Facebook, viber and whatsApp was against the poll code of conduct. Silence period begins 48 hours before election day.