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Nepal reschedules election date for new VP voting

Xinhua, October 27, 2015 Adjust font size:

Nepal has rescheduled the election date for the post of second Vice President of the country from Wednesday to Saturday. Citing special reason, the election slated for Oct. 28 has been postponed for three days.

According to a press statement issued by the Legislature Parliament on Tuesday, candidates can field the nomination for the post of Vice President on Friday.

If consensus is not forged among the political parties, secret voting will be held from 11 am local time on Saturday. The new Vice President will be the second VP of the Federal Democratic Republic Nepal and first one after the promulgation of new constitution.

The reschedule comes on the same day when three candidates including a woman have filed their candidacy for the post of President of the Himalayan nation. The election for the post of President is taking place tomorrow.

Nepal elected KP Sharma Oli as the new Prime Minister on Oct. 11 nearly a month after the country adopted a new constitution on Sept. 20.

The first Vice President of Nepal Parmanand Jha was elected in the post on July, 2008. Enditem