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Nepal

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ganesh Prasad Timilsina (Male)
Year of birth
1962

Secretary general

Secretary General
Manohar Prasad Bhattarai (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 17 March 2010 and on 17 March 2015.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
37.29% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
4
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Constitution, Art. 86 (2) For women, three are elected by an electoral college composed of members of the State Assembly, chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the Village Bodies, and Mayors and Deputy-Mayors of the Municipalities, with different weightage of vote by members of the State (61) Assembly, chairpersons and vicechairpersons of the Village Bodies, and Mayors and Deputy-Mayors of the Municipalities, as provided for in the Federal law
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
37
Number of women elected
22
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.
39.29%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
22

New legislature

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.
Ganesh Prasad Timilsina (Male)
Date of election
14.03.2018
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