UNMIN Election Report No 3: Violence, Violations and Monitoring

Conditions for Constituent Assembly election on 10 April 2008: a report by by the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), in conjunction with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal The momentum for the election has continued during the past week. Positive developments included a recommitment by three major partiesContinue reading “UNMIN Election Report No 3: Violence, Violations and Monitoring”

For the Record, from the Campaign Trail

Conducts against the election code of conduct: This ‘Constituent Assembly Member Election 2008 Observation Bulletin’ was prepared by the National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA) on April 5, 2008. 1. CPN Maoist cadres abducted Mr. Chandra Bahadur Shahi, CPN UML candidate for Mugu from Rowa VDC, Mugu district on April 5, 2008. Candidate Mr. Shahi wasContinue reading “For the Record, from the Campaign Trail”

Political Advertisements in Nepali Media

We don’t usually see political advertisements in our media in Nepal. No more so. In this season of historic Constituent Assembly elections, we are seeing some political advertisements in TV, newspapers and radios. Today CPN Maoist ran an ad on the back page of Kantipur daily. The ad (in the photo) uses a stanza fromContinue reading “Political Advertisements in Nepali Media”

For the Record, from the Campaign Trail

Conducts against the election code of conduct: This ‘Constituent Assembly Member Election 2008 Observation Bulletin’ was prepared by the National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA) on April 4, 2008 1. Unidentified group attacked Mr. Mohamood Rani, appointed as temporary police at Pakari VDC, Saptari district on 4 April 2008. Mr. Rani was attacked while he wasContinue reading “For the Record, from the Campaign Trail”

Nepal's CA Polls: Third Attempt and Challenges

Violations of election code of conduct, on those who were involved in Red Passport Scandal and on Observers, a report by Conflict Study Center CA polls were postponed twice in the past (June and November 2007) and the third attempt, April 10, is the historic day to Nepal. As the date is drawing closer, theContinue reading “Nepal's CA Polls: Third Attempt and Challenges”

For the Record, from the Campaign Trail

Conducts against the election code of conduct: This ‘Constituent Assembly Member Election 2008 Observation Bulletin’ was prepared by the National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA) on April 3, 2008 1. Madheshi Jana Adhikar Forum (MJAF) cadres showed black flag and attacked the NC cadres led by Ms. Sujata Koirala on her way to door-to-door electoral canvassingContinue reading “For the Record, from the Campaign Trail”

Election News: Alcohol Banned in Kathmandu

Alcohol banned in public places in capital during election period Kathmandu District Administration Thursday banned the use and sale of alcohol in public places from April 7 to April 13 in light of the April 10 polls, reports eKantipur.. The administration made it clear that the public places include hotels, restaurants and shops as well.Continue reading “Election News: Alcohol Banned in Kathmandu”