2 Nov, Kathmandu: The registration of candidacies has started from 10 am today for the first-past-the-post system under the second phase of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections to be held on December 7.

The candidates can get their candidacy registered at the Office of the Chief Returning Officer and the Office of the Returning Officer in their respective electoral constituencies from 10 am to 5 pm today, the Election Commission has stated.

It is found that the candidates have reached the office of the chief returning officer and the returning officer since the morning and inquired about the process and the papers required for registering their candidacies. Some of the candidates are learnt to have gone to the offices of the returning officers accompanied procession.

In some constituencies the candidates are in a hurry to collect the necessary papers required for registering the candidacy due to the delay by the major political parties in finalizing their candidates. The Election Commission has urged one and all to make the registration of candidacy civilized and peaceful.

The second phase of House of Representatives and State Assembly election is taking place in 45 districts.