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Nepal: Moving into an “Election Mode”- Update No. 285

Note No: 697                  Dated 8-Oct-2013
By Dr.S.Chandrasekharan
The good news from Nepal is that the elections are on schedule on November 19 and preparations by the Election Commission and the political parties have begun in right earnest.

Nepal: It is final: November 19 Polls will be gone through: Update No. 284

Note No. 693                       Dated 12-Sep-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrsekharan
On 8th September, the Chief Election commissioner declared and I quote “I urge all not to doubt November Polls.”
Indeed, the way the HLPC ( high level political committee) was going about its task in a lackadaisical manner, no one was sure that the elections would take place at all on November 19.

Nepal: November 19 Elections should be gone through: Update No. 283

Note No: 691                     Dated 25-July-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
With the elections coming within the next four months, doubts are being raised even now whether it could be held on the 19th November as decided by the government and the Election Commission.

Nepal: Election Date Announced: But doubts still Remain: Update No. 282

Note No. 689                       Dated 8-July-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
On 13th of June, after nearly a hundred days of being in office and after many hiccups the government finally announced November 19 as the date for holding fresh CA elections.  It is still not decided whether it will be a one day affair, but most likely it will be spread over a few days.

NEPAL: Who Needs Elections? Update No. 281

Note No. 684        Dated 11-June-2013

By Dr.S.Chandrasekharan.

It is more than one year now since the last CA was disbanded and yet  no new constitution is in place.  Will it be possible to complete the constitution at least in the next one year?  It looks very doubtful now.  But why? 

Nepal: Elections by June Unlikely: Update No. 280


Note No. 682                                  Dated 13-May-2013

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

It is almost impossible for  the newly appointed CEC Neelkanth Uprety to conduct the CA Elections before June end this year.  For this, the reasons are many but the primary reason is the lack of sincerity and cooperation from the political parties, particularly the four major ones.

Nepal: Despite Heavy odds, Interim Election Government Starts Functioning: Update No.279

Note No. 680                            Dated 20-Mar-2013

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

The Interim Election Government with eleven ex- bureaucrats under the chairmanship of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi started functioning in right earnest from 15th March.


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