House of Representatives of Nepal election 2017 voting live Results

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House of Representatives of Nepal election Dates 2017

House of Representatives of Nepal election Date: 26 November 2017

The House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Federal Parliament of Nepal. (The upper house is the Rashtriya Sabha.) The composition and powers of the house are established by Parts 8 and 9 of the Constitution of Nepal. The House has 275 members: 165 are elected from single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting and 110 are elected through proportional where voters vote for political parties, considering the whole country as a single electoral constituency system election

Unless dissolved, the term of the House of Representatives is five years. The Prime Minister must obtain the support of the majority of the House.

House of Representatives of Nepal election 2017 Voting live Results

House of Representatives of Nepal election Results Live 2017 

1.Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time (0115 UTC), remaining open until 5 p.m. local time. The second phase of voting in the southern regions and the capital, Kathmandu, was scheduled for December 7, after which all votes are to be counted.

2.Over both dates, some 15.4 million eligible voters will select representatives for 275 seats in the federal parliament and 550 seats in seven provincial assemblies.

3.The last parliamentary elections were held 18 years ago amid a 10-year-long civil war between the ruling monarchical government and Maoist rebels.

4.The major political players in Sunday's election include the ruling Nepali Congress, an economically liberal centrist party, and a communist alliance of the Maoist Center party and the Unified Marxist-Leninist Party (UML), currently the largest opposition party. A close outcome has been predicted.

House of Representatives of Nepal election voting Live 2017

1.Nepal’s election timeline has been delayed by political disagreements about the demarcation of local, state and federal boundaries and the devolution of power to the provinces.

2.Despite these controversies, local elections were successfully conducted in three phases in May, June and September of 2017.

3.With pressure mounting to meet the constitutional deadline, the government announced on August 21, 2017 that both national and state elections would be held simultaneously across the country. Following concerns from the Election Commission of Nepal on the logistical and climatic challenges of managing these elections simultaneously across the country, the government decided to hold these elections in two phases.

Electoral system of Nepal

The Constituent Assembly of Nepal consisted on 601 members, 26 of which were appointed by the President of Nepal, 240 of which were elected using first past the post system in single seat constituencies and 335 of which were elected using party-list proportional representation system.

Candidates for House of Representatives

Leader Sher Bahadur Deuba Khadga Prasad Oli
Party Nepali Congress CPN (UML)
Leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal Kamal Thapa
Party Maoist Centre RPP

Nepal Parties and leaders

Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist),

Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre),

Rastriya Prajatantra Party,

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal,

Nepal Loktantrik Forum

Nepal past election results

Parties Mayor/Chairman Deputy Mayor/Chairman Ward Chairman Ward Member
  Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) 294 331 2,560 10,912
  Nepali Congress 266 223 2,286 8,679
  Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 106 111 1,102 4,123
  Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal 34 32 262 1,111
  Rastriya Janata Party Nepal 25 30 195 862
  Nepal Loktantrik Forum 9 8 88 356
  Independents 6 5 91 131
  Rastriya Prajatantra Party 5 7 59 214
  Rastriya Janamorcha 3 4 33 146
  Naya Shakti Party, Nepal 2 1 22 91
  Nepali Janata Dal 2 0 7 30
  Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party 1 1 22 75
  Bahujan Shakti Party 0 0 8 34
  Rastriya Janamukti Party 0 0 3 17
  Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) 0 0 2 5
  Federal Democratic National Forum 0 0 1 6
  Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) 0 0 1 3
  Nepal Pariwar Dal 0 0 0 1
Total 753 753 6,742 26,790

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