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Election was free and credible: EC

KATHMANDU, NOV 23 - The Election Commission (EC) has said that it is convinced that the Constituent Assembly election held on November 19 concluded in a free, fair, impartial and credible manner.

The EC stated that it was confident about the credible polls as the election was managed by employing the election laws formulated with the participation of the political parties and with the highest mobilisation of the internationally- established methods, process and standards.

It has also urged all the stakeholders concerned to remain assured of this subject.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Neel Kantha Uprety, speaking at a press conference organised by the commission here in Kathmandu today, requested one and all not to make unnecessary comments on the fairness, impartiality and credibility of the election.

He said the ballot boxes which were sealed with the representatives of the political parties contesting the election and the candidates as witnesses were safely brought to the vote counting venues in the district headquarters from the polling centres in their participation.

"It is a sad thing that some political parties are raising questions on the fairness of the election when the vote counting had proceeded ahead after re-checking the sealed ballot boxes at the vote counting venues," CEC Uprety said.

Stating that the serious attention of the commission was drawn towards the misleading publicity by some media on that very topic, the Chief Election Commissioner said, "The Election Commission requests all the voters and those concerned not to believe in such misleading publicity."

He asserted that the EC had adopted all kinds of means to maintain the integrity, fairness and impartiality of the election.



Posted on: 2013-11-23 06:21