36,073 candidates contesting for 6,627 posts

Kathmandu, 8 September, 2017 : Altogether 36,073 candidates are contesting for 6,627 local body positions ranging from members of ward committees to chiefs of 136 local units in Province 2. 

According to the details compiled by the Election Commission, 36,073 individuals have registered their candidacies from various political parties and as independents for the third phase of the local elections scheduled for September 18. The third phase of the elections are taking places in 136 local units of eight districts in the tarai, which is considered as stronghold of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal. 

EC spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal informed that 10,783 individuals have filed candidacies for chiefs of local units while 1130 have filed candidacies for deputy chiefs. Likewise, altogether 8,018 inidividuals are vying for ward chief posts. Similarly, 13077 individuals are contesting for  two ward members (open category) while 6360 are contesting for women ward members and 5,705 for Dalit woman category. 

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