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Shreeju Niroula

The author is a fresh graduate in Social Science from Kathmandu University.

Women’s Participation in Elections in Nepal

Published On: April 12, 2022 06:30 AM NPT By: Shreeju Niroula

Women won 91 percent of deputy seats in municipalities, deputy mayors in municipalities, and vice-chairpersons in rural municipalities, whereas men won 98 percent of main roles such as mayors and chairpersons (Election Commission 2017). This was due to the fact that women were nominated for mayor/chairperson in only 190 of the 753 mayor/chairperson seats across the country, representing only 25% of the total positions.