EC distributes seats to political parties

Published On: December 8, 2022 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Election Commission (EC) has distributed the seats proportionally for the provincial assembly and House of Representative elections held on November 20.

After the counting of votes was over on Tuesday, the Election Commission distributed the seats of the provinces and the House of Representatives proportionally on Wednesday. The commission has assigned seats according to sub-sections 2 and 6 of section 60 of the House of Representatives Election Act 2074 BS and schedule 1 and 2 of the same act and sub-section 2 of section 60 of the State Assembly Member Election Act 2074 and schedule 1 of the same act.

87 political parties participated in the election for the members of the House of Representatives, while the number of parties participating in the elections for the members of the Provincial Assembly varies from province to province. 2,412 candidates were in the election competition for 165 seats directly in the House of Representatives.

On the direct side, independent candidates along with representatives of 12 parties will represent in the House of Representatives. According to the latest direct results, Nepali Congress (NC) has become the first party with 57 seats. CPN-UML won 44 seats, CPN (Maoist Center) 18 seats and CPN (Unified Socialist) won 10 seats. Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) won 7 seats each.

Similarly, Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) won 4 seats, Nagarik Unmukti Party won 3 seats, independent candidates won 5 seats and Janmaat Party, Nepal Workers Peasants Party (NWPP) and Rashtriya Janamorcha won 1/1 seat each. However, proportionally, only seven parties have got seats. In which UML will get 34, NC 32, Maoist Center 14, RSP 13, RPP 7, JSP and Janmaat Party will get 5/5 seats.

NC has also become the first party in the direct election for 330 members from all seven provinces. NC has won 111 seats in the election where 3, 224 candidates are directly contesting. Although it became the first party in four provinces, UML became the largest party in Province 1, Madhesh and Lumbini Province. UML won 91 seats in the provincial assembly.

Similarly, the Maoist Center is the third power in the provincial assembly where independent candidates including candidates from 11 political parties have won the election results in their favor. It has won 53 seats directly from the provincial assembly. Unified Socialist has won 16 seats, RPP has won 11 seats, LSP has won 9 seats, JSP and Nagarik Unmukti Party have won 7 each, and Hamro Nepali Party and NWPP have won 1/1 seats. Various 12 independent candidates, including those who rebelled against the nominations given by the party, won directly in the provincial assembly.

Likewise, the number of parties getting proportional seats in the provincial assembly has reached 13. In which, UML has got the most 70 seats in all seven provinces while NC has got 64 seats. Similarly, the Maoist Center got 29 seats, RPP 17, and Unified Socialist 9 seats. Despite winning 10 direct seats in the House of Representatives, Unified Socialist has failed to get the three percent vote required for proportional representation. However, in the provincial assembly, it has got proportional seats in the provinces except Gandaki province. Similarly, JSP and Janmaat Party got 9/9 seats, Nagarik Unmukti got 5 seats, LSP got 3 seats, NWPP got 3 seats. Rashtriya Janamorcha, Hamro Nepali Party and Nepal Sanghiya Samajwadi Party got 1/1 seat each.


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