The number of election-related incidents significantly increased across Provinces 3, 4, and 6 during this period as political parties intensified their activities for the May 14 first phase of elections. Between April 22 and May 10, Nepal Monitor reported at least 56 incidents occurring across Province 3, 4, and 6. Compared to the previous reporting periods, the number of incidents involving Madhesh-based parties drastically reduced due to preparations for the polls being halted until after the first phase of polls, and Madhesh-based parties waiting to see if the major parties honor an agreement to amend the constitution before the second phase of elections.
This is the fifth of 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 election period. This project receives financial and technical support from The Asia Foundation and The Carter Center