It has been decided to hold mid-term elections in two phases in April and May in Nepal, which is facing political crisis. Mid-term elections will be held on April 30 in 40 districts of Nepal and on May 10 in the remaining 37 districts. The cabinet gave this information in a release on Tuesday. The decision to hold mid-term elections was decided in a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Monday.
According to the Himalayan Times report, the cabinet has decided to hold elections in the first phase on April 30 in 40 districts of Provinces-2, Gandaki, Lumbani and Karnali provinces. In the second phase, elections will be held on May 10 in 37 districts of Provinces-1, Bamti and Far West Provinces.
In December last year, on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, President Vidya Devi Bhandari approved the dissolution of Parliament, after which it was decided to hold mid-term elections.
The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) also split into two factions after the dissolution of Parliament. One faction is headed by Prime Minister Oli himself and the other faction is headed by former Prime Minister Pushp Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal.