February 9, 2018

Analysis Update 18 – Political Incidents after Parliamentary and Provincial Elections

By | 2018-02-09T11:13:42+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

There were 32 political incidents recorded between January 8 and February 7, 2018. 29 incidents were related to protests over the location of provincial capitals, in at least four of those incidents the protesters clashed with police resulting into multiple injuries. Two incidents involved demonstrations against moving local level centers and one incident entailed a protest against the language used by provincial assembly members during the first province assembly meeting in Province 2.

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January 11, 2018

Analysis Update 17 – Incidents after Parliamentary and Provincial Elections

By | 2018-01-11T08:00:30+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

There were 47 political incidents recorded between December 8 and January 7, 2017, the one month period after the completion of the second phase of parliamentary and provincial elections. Of all the incidents recorded during this period, 20 incidents were related to the parliamentary and provincial elections.

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December 11, 2017

Factsheet: Electoral Violence and Contestation during Nepal’s Second Phase – House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly Elections

By | 2017-12-11T09:35:51+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

The Factsheet includes a summary of violence and contestation during campaign silence period and election day from December 5 to 7, 2017 around Nepal's second phase of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections.

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Incidents Analysis Update 16 – Prior to Second Phase Parliamentary and Provincial Election

By | 2018-01-01T14:27:09+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

Of all the incidents recorded during this period: 50 incidents were related to unidentified groups and improvised explosive devices (IEDs); eight incidents involved Communist Party of Nepal (CPN); two incidents entailed inter-party disputes; one incident involved a clash between political party cadres and police; two incidents concerned persons being arrested with explosive devices; one incident entailed a polling officer being arrested with 50 illegally cast votes.

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November 23, 2017

Incidents Analysis Update 15 – Prior to First Phase Parliamentary and Provincial Election

By | 2018-01-01T14:21:41+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

The increase in incidents can be attributed to the high levels of campaign activities by major political parties, unidentified groups increasing physical attacks on candidates, and security forces increasing preemptive arrests of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) cadres to prevent potential anti-election activities.

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October 25, 2017

Incidents Analysis Update 14 – Prior to Candidate Nomination for the First Phase National and Provincial Elections

By | 2017-11-07T04:45:28+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

There were six election-related incidents recorded between September 29 and October 21, a period before the nomination day for first past the post (FPTP) candidates of the first phase of national and provincial elections.

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Analysis Update 13 – Incidents During the September 18 Elections Vote Counting Period

By | 2017-10-25T09:26:26+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

There were eight election-related incidents during the third phase local-level elections counting period. This is the lowest number of incidents during a counting period for all three phases of elections. 13 election-related incidents were recorded during the first phase counting period and 14 were recorded during the second phase.

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September 22, 2017

Factsheet: Electoral Violence And Contestation during Nepal’s Local Level Election- Third phase

By | 2017-09-22T05:25:31+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

On September 18, 2017, Nepal held its third and final phase of local elections. Citizens enthusiastically voted to elect representatives to the 136 local units of Bara, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Parsa, Rautahat, Saptari, Sarlahi and Siraha districts of Province 2. Voter turnout was 77 percent. Polls happened after a number of districts in Province 2 had witnessed significant flooding in the month of August.

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Analysis Update 12 – Campaign Period Incidents Prior to the Third Phase Local Elections

By | 2017-09-15T14:23:49+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

There were eleven election-related incidents recorded during the campaign period for the September 18 third phase of local elections that ran from September 6 to 15. This was the lowest number of incidents recorded during all three phases of elections, with 56 incidents recorded during the first phase campaign period, and 89 incidents recorded during the second phase campaign period.

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Analysis Update 11 – Incidents Prior to Nomination for the Third Phase Local Election

By | 2017-09-08T09:44:57+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Latest Articles, Political Violence Monitoring|

There was a small increase in the number of election-related incidents during this reporting period. This increase can be attributed to parties beginning preparations for the third phase of local elections that are scheduled for September 18. Seven election-related incidents were recorded between August 3 and September 5.

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