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By-election code of conduct comes into effect from today

Staff Reporter Apr 07, 2023

Kathmandu : The Election Commission (EC) has enforced the election code of conduct beginning from Friday in view of the upcoming by-elections slated for April 23.

EC’s Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel said the election code of conduct for the upcoming by-election for the members of House of Representatives (HOR) would come into enforcement from Friday and last until the completion of the election.

A meeting of the EC’s Central Code of Conduct Monitoring Committee held on Thursday took the decision in accordance with the Election Code of Conduct, 2022.

According to Poudel, the election code of conduct will only be enforced in the constituencies where by-elections are taking place: Tanahu-1, Bara-2 and Chitwan-2. The EC has directed the government at all three levels to make necessary arrangements for the implementation of the code of conduct.

The Nepal government, ministers, Province government and ministers, constitutional bodies and office-bearers, the Government bodies at all three levels and officials there, local executive and its members, employees at the federal, province and local levels have been instructed to implement and abide by the code of conduct.

The code of conduct is also for the security bodies, security officials and employees, government, semi-government and public offices and employees, political parties and their sister organisations, election candidates and people concerned, political parties and election representative of candidates, vote counting representatives and any person holding the public posts.

The code of conduct aims to ensure the election is a free, impartial, transparent and held in peaceful atmosphere, the EC said.