Analysis Update 15
Period: October 22 – November 23, 2017 | Published: Nov 23, 2017
There was a substantial increase in the number of election-related incidents during the campaign period leading up to the November 26 first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections. 114 election-related incidents were recorded by Nepal Monitor between October 22 and November 23 compared to six incidents between September 29 and October 21. The increase in incidents can be attributed to the high levels of campaign activities by major political parties, unidentified groups increasing physical attacks on candidates, and security forces increasing preemptive arrests of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) cadres to prevent potential anti-election activities.
This is the fifteenth in a series of periodic analysis updates that Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) and the Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) | NepalMonitor.org will be releasing during the upcoming elections period. This project receives financial and technical support from The Asia Foundation and The Carter Center.