Incidents Prior to Candidate Nomination for the First Phase National and Provincial Election


Analysis Update – 14

Period: September 29 to October 21, 2017 | Published October 25, 2017

There were six election-related incidents recorded between September 29 and October 21, a period before the nomination day for first past the post (FPTP) candidates of the first phase of national and provincial elections. Of the six, three were related to the third phase local-level elections in Province 2. One incident involved election officials protesting for their pay, the second entailed a dispute over vote counting, and the third involved a clash between political parties during a victory rally. The other three incidents were related to the upcoming national and provincial elections. Two incidents concerned candidate selection, and one involved a political party cadre threatening voters.

This is the fourteenth 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.