Nepal

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Agni Sapkota (Male)
Additional information
Elected on 26 Jan. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Bharat Raj Gautam (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
5 May 2020 - 4 May 2025.

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
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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
Pavarti Kumari Bishunke (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
230
Total per sex
Total of male
184
Total of female
91
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
14
41-45
31
46-50
42
51-60
102
61-70
72
71-80
14
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 14 31 42 102 72 14 0 0
Total <= 45: 45 Total >= 46: 230
Male 0 0 2 18 24 71 56 13 0 0 184
Female 0 0 12 13 18 31 16 1 0 0 91
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger5.09%0.73%4.36%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16.36%7.27%9.09%

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
Women’s 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
Women's 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

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Caucus of the Women Members of the Parliament
(January 2009)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
Notes
A women's caucus was first established in 2002 AD (2058 BS) to initiate the implementation of women's rights through state policies and programmes. The last Women's Caucus was the successor to this first caucus and was established on 2 January 2009 with the 197 women members of the Constituent Assembly.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
-Ensure women's rights and welfare in the new constitution by functioning actively and effectively with a common perspective on the basis of mutual goodwill and understanding.
-Stand for the protection of the welfare of the women during legislature-parliament discussions and move forward in the direction of amending the existing laws to update them and at the same time formulate new laws as per need of the hour.

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Office of women's Caucus, CA Secretariat, Building no. 2, Singhadurbar
Kathmandu
Nepal