The 8th Election Day is being observed today with the theme "Success of Elections, Outreach of Electoral Education".
The Election Commission has directed the political parties to inform it if they have made any changes and amendment to their names, statute, rules, stamp, flag and symbol as well as changes in their office-bearers within 30 days.
On February 8, the CEC declined to register presidential hopeful Sergey Malinkovich of the Communists of Russia party and Boris Nadezhdin of the Civic Initiative party, citing a high percentage of invalid signatures submitted in their support.
The Election Commission has urged all eligible Nepali citizens, who missed registering their name in the voters' name list due to various reasons, to register their names before the announcement of the date for the by-election.
Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya held discussions with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka today on the by-election to be held for 25 various posts that have fallen vacant.
Ruling alliance has secured victory in 18 seats whereas the main opposition CPN (UML) has won only in a seat in the National Assembly elections held for 19 seats today.
Jitajunga Basnet and Bishnudevi Pudasaini of NC, Shrikrishna Prasad Adhikari of CPN (Maoist Center) and Ghanashyam Rijal of CPN (Unified Socialist) have been elected as members of the National Assembly, according to the election office.
The ruling alliance's candidate from Nepali Congress Krishna Prasad Sitaula has been elected a member of the National Assembly (NA).
Ruling alliance's candidates have been elected National Assembly (NA) members in Madhesh Province.
The ruling alliance's candidate Kushma Municipality - 10, Kushma's Manarupa Sharma (Bimala) has been elected National Assembly (NA) member from Gandaki Province.
Under the election of National Assembly (NA) members voting has been concluded in the Karnali province. Though the voting deadline was fixed for 3 PM voting was over as all voters have cast their vote.
Over 97 per cent of votes have been cast in Lumbini province so far.
Voting is in progress at the designated polling stations and centres in the capitals of the seven provinces for electing 19 members of the National Assembly (NA). The 19 seats in the Upper House of the Federal Parliament are falling vacant on March 4.