Nepal Local election: The election code of conduct for the upcoming local-level elections went into effect on Saturday.
The EC imposed the code of conduct after political parties and other stakeholders expressed written commitments to follow it.
The code of conduct has been imposed in order to ensure that the upcoming local level elections are free, fair, and transparent. The municipal election is scheduled for May 13.
It applies to the government, constitutional bodies, semi-governmental organizations, political parties, candidates, public servants, journalists, observers, non-governmental organizations, schools, teachers, and voters.
With the implementation of the election code of conduct, the Prime Minister, ministers, and high-ranking government officials, as well as representatives of provincial and local governments, have been forced to comply, imposing limitations on their dos and don’ts.
The code of conduct has been put in place in preparation for the May 13 local elections.
It will also limit transfers of government employees and appointments, among other things, and no budget can be allotted for any activities, including inaugurations and surveys.
The EC’s meeting on Friday took the official decision to impose the election code of conduct, which goes into effect today.