4th of Mangsir this year is the day of general and provincial election. It is the day when Nepali citizens can make proper use of their adult franchise and choose better leader for the country and people who will represent them in the national arena. With the hope of winning, a huge number of candidates have filed their candidacy and each of them have been advertising in different ways. In this article, we will be showing you the way of seeing how much a candidate has spent for running advertisements on meta technologies.
How many candidates are there for the upcoming general and provincial election?
From the 3 districts of Kathmandu valley only, 360 candidates have filed their candidacy for 15 seats of House of representatives members.
A total of 2,526 candidates are competing against each other through first-past-the-post election constituencies across the country for the 165 seats of House of representatives. Of them, 2,291 are male candidates and 234 are women candidates. Similarly, for 330 seats of Provincial Assembly 3,476 candidates have filed their candidacy to be elected through first-past-the-post electoral system.
All together, there are 5,002 candidates for the upcoming election scheduled for Mangsir 4. Needles to say, each of them have the aspiration to win the election and be on the respected post. So, in order to come in the spotlight, introduce themselves to the citizens and give them the reason to vote, the candidates have been advertising in many ways. They have been going to each of the locality that comes under the respective election constituency and distribute papers with their purpose and vows written. Also, the have been running advertisements on different social media platforms including meta technologies.
How to view the amount spent by candidates in meta technologies?
Directly via Google
- Go to Facebook ad library by searching it in Google.
- Under search ads, there is ad category. Tap on the drop down menu below it and select ‘issues, elections or politics’ and tap on ‘apply’.
- Scroll down and tap on ‘Go to Report’.
- Now you can see total number of ads under this category and the total amount spent for running those ads.
- Additionally, you can see the amount spent by each of the candidate and number of ads owned.
- Taping on the drop down menu, you can also select the date range.
You can also go to Ad library from the Facebook app itself. Follow the steps below.
- Go to the profile of the candidate and tap on about.
- Scroll down and tap in ‘see all’ besides page transparency.
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap on ‘Go to Ad library’ which is beneath ‘Ads from this page’.
- Select the Ad category then you will see the total number of ads from the respective page.
- You can see about each of the Ads in detail.
The upcoming election is for electing the members of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly. Selecting the right person is not enough, you also need to know about the process. Let’s know about the process.
Composition of House of Representatives
As per the provision made by the constitution of Nepal, the federal legislature of Nepal is bicameral meaning, there are two separate bodies under the legislature that are House of Representatives also know as Lower house and the National Assembly also known as Upper house.
The House of Representatives consists a total of 275 members. Among them, 165 are elected through first-past-the-post electoral system. Since there are 165 election constituencies in Nepal, one is elected from each constituency through first-past-the-post electoral system. In this electoral system, you can vote to a person directly and the one who gets the highest vote from the entire constituency is elected to be the member of House of Representatives.
Rest of the 110 members are elected through proportional electoral system. Unlike first-past-the-post system, voters vote for political parties. In this system the entire country is considered as a single election constituency. Women should be elected in one third of the seats in the parliament.
Composition of Provincial Assembly
Provincial Assembly in Nepal is unicameral meaning, there’s only one house. All total, 550 people are elected to form the 7 different Provincial Assembly. Among those 550 members, 330 are elected through first-past-the-post electoral system and the remaining 220 are elected though proportional electoral system. The number of members in the 7 different Provincial Assembly is different. The highest number of members which is 110 are there in the Provincial Assembly of the Bagmati province and the lowest number i.e. 40 in the Karnali province.
Either of the Speaker or Deputy speaker in each province must be a woman. Both of them should be of different party.