KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has said that the Election Commission is going to put in place legal provisions to make it mandatory for every political party to field at least 33 percent women candidates under the First Past The Post (FPTP) system in the House of Representatives and provincial assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Five women candidates have been elected to the House of Representatives (HoR) in the elections held on November 20. According to the data of the Election Commission (EC), women candidates were elected from five constituencies across the country till Thursday evening. According to the EC, Sobita Gautam of Rastriya Swatantra Party was elected from Kathmandu-2 and Toshima Karki from Lalitpur-3, Bidya Bhattarai of CPN-UML from Kaski-2, Rekha Sharma of CPN (Maoist Center) from Dang-2 and Ranjita Shrestha of Nagarik Unmukti Party from Kailali-1.