Kathmandu, September 9, 2017: The Election Commission has called for applications from the international organizations, community and individuals interested in observing the election to the House of Representatives and the State Assemblies slated for November 26 and December 7.
In a notice it published today, the EC called on the organizations, communities and individuals wanting to observe the elections to file applications with all the necessary documents from September 14 to 30 for the same.
Election Commission spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal said the commission has urged the international organizations, community and individuals to participate in the election observation so as to contribute to the objective of holding the elections in a free, fair and fear-free environment.
The EC has expressed the belief that the observation of the elections by the international organizations and community would help maintain the Election Commission’s credibility besides expanding the relations between it and the international community.
The organizations and individuals wanting to observe the elections should fulfill their responsibility within the parameters of the code of conduct for the international observers endorsed by the commission.
According to the EC, the interested organizations or individuals should be registered with the official body of their respective country and also possess the experience of having observed the elections in the past.
Many countries have the practice of allowing the international organizations, community and individuals to observe their national, parliamentary or general elections. It is expected that this contributes to increasing the credibility of the elections.
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