The Election Commission (EC) has proposed to make a provision for ‘one candidate one constituency’ in the next elections. A draft proposal prepared by the Commission to carry out an amendment to the CA Member Elections Act- 2064 BS has proposed this provision.The draft has been already submitted to the government, said the Commission. According to information provided by Commission’s Joint Secretary Madhu Regmi, prior to this, one candidate could file the candidacy from more than one constituency. Similarly, as per the amendment proposal, the political party should garner three percent of the total votes to attain a seat under the proportional system.
The political parties have not made their views public on the Commission’s proposal. The Commission has already informed the political parties about the proposal. However, UCPN (Maoist) leader Nawaraj Subedi said the provision of one candidate one constituency is not appropriate as more than one constituency for one candidate is an opportunity for political leaders to check out one’s popularity.
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