Constitutional Council names EC office-bearers
The Constitutional Council (CC) on Thursday recommended the names of the office-bearers of the Election Commission (EC).
A meeting of the CC chaired by chairman of the interim election council Khil Raj Regmi endorsed the names that were forwarded to it by the high-level political mechanism of the four major parties. They nominees are- Nil Kantha Upreti as Chief Election Commissioner and Dolakh Bahadur Gurung, Ayodhi Prasad Yadav, Ila Sharma and Ram Bhakta PB Thakur as commissioners.
They will be formally appointed to these positions by the President.
Upreti was acting CEC earlier while Gurung and Yadav have also been repeated. Sharma and Thakur were named by the four-party commission yesterday.
Sharma comes from journalism background while Thakur is a retired Foreign Ministry official. Sharma was picked under women 'quota' and Thakur was recommended by the Madhesi Front. Nepalnews.com