Nepal Parliamentary and Provincial Elections 2017

The Carter Center is observing the Dec. 2017 Parliamentary and Provincial Elections in Nepal.


The statements and reports from this mission can be found below.

Carter Center Issues Statement on Nepal’s Counting Process

Dec. 21, 2017

The Carter Center today issued a post-election statement detailing its findings related to Nepal’s vote-counting process. These findings remain preliminary, pending the announcement of election results and the resolution of any disputes. A final report that includes recommendations to help strengthen the conduct of future elections in Nepal will be published in early 2018.

During the counting, Carter Center observer teams were present in 27 districts throughout Nepal, including Phase 1 and Phase 2 districts. In its statement, The Carter Center noted that in the counting centers where observers had sufficient access, counting took place in a manner that was generally consistent with international standards, despite widespread deviations from established procedures. However, a considerable number of counting centers restricted Carter Center observers’ access, limiting the transparency of the process. Read more…


Carter Center Commends Nepal’s Voting Process

Dec. 8, 2017

In a preliminary statement, The Carter Center said that despite political tensions and logistical and operational challenges, the voting process in Nepal’s 2017 federal and provincial elections has generally been well-conducted. Read more…


Carter Center Election Delegation Arrives in Kathmandu

Dec. 2, 2017

The Carter Center’s election observation mission enters a new phase Saturday with the arrival of the short-term observer delegation in advance of phase two of Nepal’s parliamentary and provincial elections, to be held on Dec. 7. The delegation will be co-led by His Excellency Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, who formerly served as deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Thailand, and former U.S. Ambassador Peter Burleigh. Read more…