2017 Nepalese general election

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2017 Nepalese genernal election

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All 275 seats in the House of Representatives
138 seats needed for a majority
Turnout10,587,521 (68.63%) Decrease 9.71pp
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Khadga Prasad Oli Sher Bahadur Deuba Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Party CPN (UML) Nepali Congress Maoist Centre
Leader's seat Jhapa 5 Dadeldhura 1 Chitwan 3
Last election 175 196 80
Seats won 121 63 53
Seat change Decrease54 Decrease133 Decrease27
Popular vote 3,173,494 3,128,389 1,303,721
Percentage 33.25% 32.78% 13.66%
Swing Increase9.59pp Increase7.23pp Decrease1.55pp

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Mahantha Thakur Upendra Yadav
Party RJPN Forum Nepal
Leader's seat Mahottari 3 Saptari 2
Last election
Seats won 17 16
Seat change New New
Popular vote 472,254 470,201
Percentage 4.95% 4.93%
Swing New New

Results by constituency

Prime Minister before election

Sher Bahadur Deuba
Nepali Congress

Elected Prime Minister

Khadga Prasad Oli

Election, December 7 in Kankai Municipality

General elections were held in Nepal in two phases on 26 November and 7 December 2017 to elect the 275 members of the fifth House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament of Nepal.[1] The election was held alongside the first provincial elections for the seven provincial assemblies. A political deadlock between the governing Nepali Congress and the winning left-wing coalition over the system used to elect the upper house led to delay in forming the new government.[2] Following the announcement of final result by the Election Commission, K.P. Oli of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) was sworn in as Prime Minister on 15 February 2018 by the President according to Article 76 (2) of the constitution. He passed a Motion of Confidence on 11 March 2018 with 208 votes.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Govt decides to hold provincial, parliamentary polls in two phases". The Himalayan Times. International Media Network Nepal (Pvt) Ltd. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. Baral, Biswas. "Why Nepal Is Still Caught in a Political Deadlock Over the Formation of Its New Government". The Wire. Foundation for Independent Journalism. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. "प्रधानमन्त्री ओलीका पक्षमा ७५ प्रतिशत सांसद". Setopati. Retrieved 11 March 2018.