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Nov. 19, 2013 Held

9,463,862
Voted
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Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Election for Sambidhan Sabha (Constituent Assembly)

Results

78%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:9,463,862
Valid Votes:9,463,862
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum, Nepal (Loktantrik) None None

Nepali Congress 196 - 2,418,370

25.55%

Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) 175 - 2,239,609

23.66%

Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) 80 - 1,439,726

15.21%

Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal 24 - 630,697

6.66%

Rastriya Prajatantra Party 13 - 260,234

2.75%

Madhesi Jan Adhikar Forum, Nepal 10 - 214,319

2.26%

Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party 11 - 181,140

1.91%

Sadbhavana Party 6 - 133,271

1.41%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 601 seats in the Constituent Assembly (Sambidhan Sabha).

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ram Baran YADAV[1]
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Khil Raj REGMI[2]
  • Assembly: Nepal had a unicameral Constituent Assembly (Sambidhan Sabha) with 601 seats. The Constituent Assembly was an interim legislature established in 2008 tasked with writing a new constitution. It was dissolved in May 2012, with the current election set to elect a replacement.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Constituent Assembly (Sambidhan Sabha), 240 members are elected by plurality vote in first-past-the-post single-member constituencies, 335 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system and 26 members are appointed by the Cabinet.[3]

Main Parties in the Electoral Race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 30,430,267 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 12,200,000 (October 2013 est.)
 

[1] YADAV is the first ever president of Nepal. The position was created after the country was declared a republic in 2008.

[2] REGMI is the Chief Justice of Nepal's Supreme Court tasked with leading Nepal through Constituent Assembly elections by December 2013.

[3] The proportional representation tier contains one, nationwide district. Candidates may run in only one tier.

[4] Nine members of the TMLP, led by Minister of Industry Mahendra Raya YADEV, left the party on December 31, 2010 due to internal politics. They formed a new party, the Tarai-Madhesh Loktranik Party-Nepal.