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EC publishes list of FPTP candidates

  6‚343 candidacies filed‚ 610 women in fray

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

KATHMANDU: The election Commission today published the list of candidates who have filed applications to contest in the second Constituent Assembly election at their respective districts.

According to the EC, 6,343 people have filed their candidacy for the 240 seats up for grabs inn First Past The Post (FPTP) category. Among the list of candidates there are only 610 are women from 130 parties. The list also includes one third gender candidate and 1,219 independent candidates.

According to Election Commissioner Dolakh Bahadur Gurung, all the election constituencies published the names of candidates contesting election from the concerned constituency.

As per the election schedule, candidates wishing to withdraw their candidacy can apply on Tuesday.

The election commission will publish the final list of the candidates of every constituency on Wednesday and provide them their respective election symbols on Thursday. The EC office will remain open during Dashain holidays.

According to EC spokesman Bir Bahadur Rai, all the district election offices have been directed to continue with their work and to keep their respective offices open even during Dashain holidays.

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