Campaign Period Incidents Prior to the Third Phase (September 18) Local Elections


Analysis Update – 12

Period: September 6-15, 2017 | Published: September 15, 2017

There were eleven election-related incidents recorded during the campaign period for the September 18 third phase of local elections that ran from September 6 to 15. This was the lowest number of incidents recorded during all three phases of elections, with 56 incidents recorded during the first phase campaign period, and 89 incidents recorded during the second phase campaign period.

Of the eleven election-related incidents, eight involved unidentified groups detonating improvised explosive devices (IED), one concerned intra-party conflict, one related to anti-election activity and one entailed attack on a candidate. There were two additional incidents recorded during this period, one related to local-level restructuring, and the other a local-level governance-related incident.

This is the twelfth in a series of periodic analysis updates that Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) and the Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) | will be releasing during the upcoming elections period. This project receives financial and technical support from The Asia Foundation and The Carter Center.