Nepal Election Commission will cancel poll if coercion used: CECMarch 30th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
Parbat (Nepal), Mar.30 (ANI): Nepals Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokharel has said the countrys Election Commission will cancel the April 10 Constituent Assembly election if any political party or group tried to use force or coercion, intimidated voters or took control over polling stations.
Talking to journalists here, Pokharel was quoted by Kantipur as saying that he is confident that no party would invite such an unpleasant situation.
He said that the government has opted for a special security strategy to hold the election in an environment that is free and not marred by fear.
Pokharel said he has received information that some parties and their candidates have been intimidating people to get them to vote in their favor.
When asked about ongoing violation of the election code of conduct by different political parties, Pokharel said, “Since the April 10 poll is a part of conflict resolution everyone should take in stride some minor incontinent incidents.” (ANI)
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