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EU deploys team to observe elections in Nepal

Oct 27 2017 | 12:01 pm

Kathmandu: A 10-member team deployed by the European Union (EU) has arrived here on Wednesday to observe the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled for Nov. 26 and Dec. 7, the EU said in a statement.

“In response to an invitation by the Nepal authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nepal to observe the elections,” the EU said in the statement on Thursday.

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, has appointed Ms eljana Zovko, Member of the European Parliament, as Chief Observer, according to the statement.

Mogherini said in the statement that the upcoming elections will be another important moment for the country and crucial for completing the constitutional transition process.

The EU observers will be staying in Nepal until the completion of the electoral process and to prepare a comprehensive final report, the statement said.

Shortly after the completion of the elections, the mission will issue a preliminary statement of its findings at a press conference in Kathmandu.

A final report, including recommendations for future electoral processes, will be presented at a later stage, after the finalization of the whole electoral process.

Nepal is all set to hold the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies under a new political and electoral system.

Panipokhari

Kathmandu, Nepal

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