The election commission has said there are enough candidates in only 40 out of over 390 districts in the country.
IEC Proposes Delay In District Council Elections
Members of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday suggested in a letter that the District Council Elections should be delayed.
According to the letter, not enough candidates have registered for district council elections in some parts of the country.
In the letter, IEC commissioners said there were enough candidates in only 40 out of 398 districts.
Based on article 104 of the election law, when incidents or natural disasters damage and question the fairness of elections, the elections can be delayed based on the election commission’s proposal.
According to the article, the election commission should propose the suspension of elections and then a committee that includes the National Security Council chief and members, speakers of the National Assembly, head of the Supreme Court, and head of the Independent Commission Overseeing Implementation of the Constitution can delay the elections up to four months.