Four-party mechanism names EC office-bearers
The high-level political committee of the four major parties headed by UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has named the office-bearers for the Election Commission (EC).
A meeting of the mechanism Wednesday evening named two commissioners - Ila Sharma and Ram Bhakta PB Thakur. Sharma comes from journalism background while Thakur is a retired Foreign Ministry officer. Sharma was picked under women 'quota' and Thakur was recommended by the Madhesi Front.
Earlier this week, the four parties had approved three more names - Nil Kantha Upreti as Chief Election Commissioner and Dolakh Bahadur Gurung and Ayodhi Prasad Yadav as commissioners. Upreti was acting CEC while Gurung and Yadav were commissioner at the EC earlier. nepalnews.com