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Nepal

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

29,033,914 3

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

68.05%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
House of Representatives of Nepal Pratinidhi Sabha Lower House
Nepali Constituent Assembly Sambidhan Sabha Assembly

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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Elections

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 - - -

Voter Turnout