37,585 candidates filed their candidacies for the local level election in Nepal - South Asia Time

37,585 candidates filed their candidacies for the local level election in Nepal

 April 25, 2022  

Kathmandu — Nepal is holding local elections on May 13.    In the municipalities, 586 mayors and deputy mayors, and in the rural municipalities, 920 chairs and vice-chairs will be elected.

For the 6,743 wards, as many chairpersons and 33,715 office bearers will be elected.

A total of 37,585 candidates have filed their candidacies for the local level election till 4 pm on Monday.

According to the Election Commission, there are 1,395 candidates for the post of Mayor of the metropolitan-sub-metropolitan and municipality and 784 candidates for the post of Deputy Mayor.

There are 1,326 candidates for the post of Rural Municipality Chairman, 822 for vice-chairman and 9,797 for the ward chairman post. Similarly, there are 5,849 candidates for women members, 5,095 for Dalit women members and 12,517 for members, according to the commission.

The voting will mark the end of the first electoral cycle since Nepal adopted a federal governance system.( Agencies)