Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Rajiv Kumar has been invited by the Election Commission of Nepal as an international observer for the forthcoming elections to Nepal’s House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly.
Elections are scheduled in Nepal on November 20 to elect 275 members of the Federal Parliament and fill 550 seats in its seven Provincial Assemblies.
Mr. Kumar will lead a delegation of ECI officials as the State guest in Nepal from November 18 to 22 and will also visit polling stations in Kathmandu and other areas.
The ECI, too, has a similar International Election Visitors Programme where members from other Election Management Bodies are invited to experience firsthand the General and Assembly elections held in India.
Representatives from the Election Commission of Nepal had participated in the recently-held International Conference hosted by the ECI on the ‘Role, Framework & Capacity of EMBs’ as a follow-on to the Summit for Democracy’.