Nepal votes to elect local representatives for the next five years - South Asia Time

Nepal votes to elect local representatives for the next five years

 May 13, 2022  

Kathmandu: After five years, Nepal is voting again in the local-level elections across the country on Friday.

The election, which will form functioning local governments, is electing new representatives for a five-year term in six metropolitans, 11 sub-metropolitans, 276 municipalities, and 460 rural municipalities.

This is the second time Nepal is voting in the local polls after the country adopted a federal democratic system in 2015 following the promulgation of a new constitution. The first local polls after the enactment of the constitution were held in 2017.

This time, Nepal is electing 753 mayors/chairpersons, 753 deputy mayors/vice-chairpersons, and 6,743 ward chairpersons.

Source: Nepal Live Today