Nepal

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
25.01.2024
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.01.2026
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
19
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
12
Number of women elected
7
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.
36.84%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The National Assembly comprises 56 indirectly elected members and three appointed members. They normally serve a six-year term, with one third of the membership renewed every two years. However, as part of transitional measures in the 2015 Constitution, for the first National Assembly established in 2018, one third of members was selected to retire after two years (2020), another third after four years (2022) and the final third after six years (2024). In addition, each of the three appointed members was allocated a year of retirement in line with one of the groups of indirectly elected members (i.e. 2020, 2022 or 2024).

Indirect elections in January 2024 were held to replace the 19 members whose six-year term is due to expire on 3 March 2024.

Out of 19 members indirectly elected in 2024, 7 were women. In addition, there are 14 women among the 37 other indirectly elected members whose terms are not expiring in 2024. The National Assembly will thus comprise a total of 21 women among the 56 indirectly elected members when the 19 new members are sworn in on 4 March 2024.

As at 25 January, there were three appointed members: two male members whose terms are not expiring in 2024; and one female member whose term is due to expire in March 2024. She will be replaced by a female member in accordance with the Constitution, which requires one of the three appointed members to be a woman.

The new legislature will thus comprise 22 women among the full 59 members.
Sources
IPU Group (25.01.2024, 12.03.2024)
Women Indirectly Elected
7
Women Appointed
1

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
37
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
22
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
04.03.2024
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.
Narayan Prasad Dahal (Male)
Date of election
12.03.2024