Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

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Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

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Name Official Name Type
National Assembly राष्ट्रिय सभा Upper House
House of Representatives of Nepal Pratinidhi Sabha Lower House
Nepali Constituent Assembly Sambidhan Sabha Assembly
Nepali Federal Parliament Assembly
Nepalese National Assembly Rastriya Sabha Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Bidhya Devi BHANDARI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal DAHAL
  • Assembly: Nepal has a unicameral Constituent Assembly (Sambidhan Sabha) with 601 seats. The Constituent Assembly is an interim legislature established in 2008 tasked with writing a new Constitution.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Constituent Assembly (Sambidhan Sabha), 240 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 335 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 26 members are appointed by the Cabinet to serve 5-year terms. The proportional representation tier contains one, nationwide district. Candidates may run in only one tier.
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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Nepali Constituent Assembly 2008-04-10 10,306,120 17,609,895 58.52%
Nepali Constituent Assembly 2013-11-19 9,463,862 12,200,000 77.57%
House of Representatives of Nepal 2017-11-26 9,544,744 12,200,000 78.24%
House of Representatives of Nepal 2021-11-12 - - -

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