Analysis Update – 7
Period: May 22 – June 11, 2017 | Published: June 16, 2017
As preparations resumed and campaigning intensified ahead of the second phase of local elections scheduled for June 28, provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7 saw a spike in election-related incidents. Nepal Monitor recorded 46 incidents in these provinces between May 22 and June 11, up from 19 during the period of May 12 to May 21. Of the 46 pre-election incidents: 15 were related to Rashtriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN) protesting against elections; 11 were related to the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), either its cadres conducting ‘anti-election’ activities or the police preemptively arresting its cadres; six incidents involved intra-party disputes when party cadres were not satisfied with candidacies selected for the upcoming elections; six incidents involved inter-party disputes; and five incidents entailed dissatisfaction over boundaries of the newly formed local units.
This is the seventh of a series of periodic analysis updates that Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) and the Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) | NepalMonitor.org released during the ongoing election period. This project receives financial and technical support from The Asia Foundation and The Carter Center.