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Nepal

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Krishna Bahadur Mahara (Male)
Year of birth
1958

Secretary general

Secretary general
Manohar Prasad Bhattarai (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
90
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
32.73% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sarita Kumari Yadav (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
83
Oldest member
Kul Bahadur Gurung (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Each party must ensure that the number of women candidates is at least one third of the total number of candidates to be fielded by a political party in the proportional elections and in the first-past-the-post electoral system (Constituent Assembly Ordinance 2013). If the lists of candidates submitted for the election fail to meet the quota rule, the Commission will return the list to the party concerned in order to align the list with the gender quota regulation. in case of non- compliance, the list will be rejected
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
705

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
185
Number of women elected
90
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
32.73%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
90

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
185
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
90
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Krishna Bahadur Mahara (Male)
Political party
Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Date of election
09.03.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1951
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1951
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1952
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Caucus of the Women Members of the Parliament of Nepal
Date of creation
01.2009
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No