Tag: NepalElections

Nepal moves eight positions up in Democracy Index thanks to successful polls

Kathmandu, February 1 Nepal has moved eight positions up in the latest report of Democracy Index after the country successfully held three levels of elections last year. Nepal has been placed in the 94th position among 167 countries listed by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Nepal was in the 102nd position last year. “Nepal successfully held a […]

Janajatis, Madheshis will have stronger presence in new House of Representatives

Kathmandu, December 15 It is very likely that Janajati and Madheshi communities will have a stronger presence in the new House of Representatives than what they had in the dissolved Parliament. Analysing results of first-past-the-post elections for the Lower House, 84 are found to represent the traditionally dominant Khas Arya group including Brahmins and Chhetris. […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Friday, December 15, 2017

Most Nepali and English newspapers published in Kathmandu on Friday have highlighted a fresh political debate about whether the new government can be formed before elections of the National Assembly. A meeting between President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher  Bahadur Deuba  held yesterday in a bid to end the deadlock has also been […]

Three of 10 Bibeksheel Sajha parliamentary candidates in Kathmandu fail to save deposit

Kathmandu, December 13 Three of 10 House of Representatives candidates of Bibeksheel Sajha Party have failed to save their candidacy deposit. According to election laws, candidates failing to garner 10 per cent of valid votes of their constituency do not get their deposit back. The new party, which has collected thousands of fans on social […]

Final FPTP results out from all constituencies

Kathmandu, December 13 Final results of first-past-the-post elections held for House of Representatives have been out from all 165 constituencies. As of the results published so far, the UML has become the largest party with 78 seats. Its election ally CPN-Maoist Centre is in the second position with 36 seats. The Nepali Congress has won 23 […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Major Nepali and English newspapers published from Kathmandu on Wednesday have prioritised issued related to results of recent provincial and federal parliamentary elections. While counting of votes under the first-past-the-post system has been over and almost half votes under the proportional representation system have been counted, the newspapers have analysed likely composition of federal and […]