'Total minimum election expenditure of candidates surpasses 10.5 billion'

Posted on: November 06, 2017 | views: 69

Candidates' election expenditure for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies is to exceed Rs 10.5 billion.       


A total of 5,293 candidates are competing under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system in the twin elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7 in two phases. 


The Election Commission (EC) has allowed every FPTP candidate to spend Rs 2.5 million for the election.