May 27, 2024, Monday
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Triangular competition in Ilam 2 by-election

The Nepal Weekly
April 9, 2024

A total of 20 candidates including eight independents filed nominations for Ilam 2 by-elections on Saturday. Twelve candidates filed nomination papers from different political parties while eight registered their candidacy as independents, according to the Election Commission.

Suhang Nembang from CPN-UML, Dambar Khadka from Nepali Congress and Milan Limbu from Rastriya Swotantra Party among others filed nomination papers in Ilam 2. Ilam 2 is likely to witness triangular contest among UML, NC and RSP during the by-election.

As per the schedule unveiled by the EC, complaints against the candidates can be filed on April 7, nomination papers and the complaints filed will be examined from 3 pm to 5 pm. Similarly, the list of candidates will be published on April 8. The candidates may withdraw their candidacies by April 9.

The final list of candidates will be published alongside the election symbols on the same day, according to the EC. The voting will take place on April 27.