The foremost challenges of the election are cash and social media

Today (Friday) morning, I went to six polling stations. I used to be blissful after I obtained there. Employees have reached locations. Security personnel are prepared. Looking to see if there’s any downside, nothing was discovered.

On understanding whether or not political celebration staff even have any downside, they replied that we do not need any such downside. There is not any have to panic. Talking to the voters is ok, they’ve stated that they’ll vote now. Of course, it has been realized that there’s a peaceable preparation. It has been stated that there was a good administration.

Only a short while in the past (on 30 Baisakh) native stage elections had been held. On Sunday, the election of members of the state and the House of Representatives can be held. In between, huge festivals like Dashain and Tihar additionally occurred. In the meantime, there was a struggle between the voters and the candidates.

There might have been conferences between the voters and the candidates after the registration of nominations and through the marketing campaign interval. There aren’t any leaflets, pamphlets or something like that. All this stuff present that now we have matured within the observe of democracy.

Efficiency in administration has elevated. It is felt that political events have began to stroll on the trail of democratic tradition. Voters have additionally woken up. Confidence in staff has elevated.

When I requested the workers of the polling station how the preparations are going, they confidently replied that there’s a little left and the whole lot can be carried out, the whole lot can be carried out by tomorrow. This is the maturity of democracy.

What we’re on the lookout for is an election environment much like international locations with a protracted observe of democracy. Elections must be held in the identical atmosphere as in these international locations. It might have taken a whole lot of years for these international locations to succeed in that path, a whole lot of years of practising democracy might have reached the trail of a harmonious election atmosphere.

Even in Nepal, now we have reached the current state of affairs after 30-32 years of observe. If the present atmosphere is to be continued, it won’t take a lot time for Nepal to succeed in a spot the place elections can be held in an atmosphere comparable to people who have practiced democracy for a whole lot of years.

Election is a matter of code of conduct. There had been no such issues on this matter both. A complete code of conduct was ready in 2006. How troublesome it was to maneuver ahead when it was stated that the poster shouldn’t be put up. Now it has been realized that leaflets and pamphlets shouldn’t be pasted. In 064 it was very challenging. However, in response to time, everybody has realized.

The foremost challenges at current are twofold. One – cash. Another – social community. The election was costly. How it grew to become costly is a matter. At the identical time, many are involved that social media will hijack election outcomes. It appears that this matter must be taken care of sooner or later as nicely.

These subjects are additionally addressed. Election rituals have made me blissful. It was very troublesome in 064 when making an attempt to put the groundwork to cease the riots with leaflets and pamphlets. However, the Election Commission went forward saying that it must be carried out strategically. Working in response to that strategic plan of the fee has been excellent now. I consider – by the point we attain the subsequent few elections, our state of affairs can have improved lots.

Foreign international locations are additionally jealous of our achievements. For instance, energy has been transferred by elections even in troublesome instances. Even when it was stated to be troublesome, the election was profitable.

There is not any such state of affairs in historical past that elections couldn’t be held with out the supply of election gear and workers. We must be happy with our achievements together with these. And lastly, the nation is prepared for Sunday’s elections.

I discovered that every one areas are able to vote. This form of atmosphere ought to proceed till the election and counting of votes. I request everybody to participate in voting and make the election profitable.

(Edited a part of the opinion given by the previous Chief Election Commissioner Bhojraj Pokharel within the election-related program held by General Election Supervision Committee Nepal on Friday within the capital)