Reports

Preliminary Statement on May 14, 2017 First Phase Elections

This preliminary statement outlines findings from DRCN’s observation of the local political and elections-related dynamics before, during and after the…

Analysis Update 6 – Incidents during the May 14 Elections Counting Period

Election-related incidents declined significantly after the first phase of local elections was held on May 141, with the nation’s attention…

DRCN Pre-Election Statement, May 2017

This pre-election statement focuses on a few key findings identified by observers since May 1. A more comprehensive preliminary statement…

Analysis Update 5 – Incidents During Campaign Period Before May 14 Elections

The number of election-related incidents significantly increased across Provinces 3, 4, and 6 during this period as political parties intensified…

Analysis Update 4 – Incidents and Electoral Environment around Local Elections

After the Madheshi Morcha1 withdrew its support from the government2 on March 15, Morcha cadres intensified protests across the Tarai…

Factsheet 1 – Electoral Violence and Contestation during Nepal’s Local Election

On May 11 midnight began the silence period for the first phase of local election in Nepal. 4,556,525 registered voters…

Analysis Update 3 – Incidents and Electoral Environment after Madheshi Morcha’s Withdrawal of Government Support, April 2017

On March 15, Madheshi Morcha withdrew support for the government and announced it would boycott and disrupt elections scheduled for…

Analysis Update 2 – Impact of the Saptari Incident on the Electoral Environment, March 2017

On Feb. 20, 2017 the Government of Nepal (GoN) announced that the first local elections in 20 years will be…

Local Body Restructuring Dialogue Encouraging But basis and Justification for Restructuring Required_October 2016 (Nepali)

Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) views the dialogue on local body restructuring as positive and encourages continued respect for the…