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Byabasthapika-Sansad (Legislature - Parliament)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENT

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Sansad / Parliament Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Unicameral
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1967 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Onsari Gharti (F) 

Notes Elected on 16 Oct. 2015.
Secretary General Manohar Prasad Bhattarai (M) 
Notes Appointed on 18 Mar. 2010, re-appointed on 17 Mar. 2015 (for a five-year term).
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 601 / 595
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 176 (29.58%)
Mode of designation directly elected 575
appointed 26
Notes Appointed members: appointed by the Prime Minister from minority groups that do not win representation in the elections.
Term 4 years
Notes The term above refers to that of the Constituent Assembly, elected in November 2013. In accordance with the transitional provisions of the 2015 Constitution, the Constituent Assembly was transformed into the Legislature-Parliament on 20 September 2015 upon promulgation of the Constitution.
The term of the Legislature-Parliament shall be up to 21 January 2018. If elections to the House of Representatives (the lower chamber of the new bicameral parliament provided for under the 2015 Constitution) are held before that date, the Legislature-Parliament shall function until one day before nominations are filed for elections to the House of Representatives.
The "Last renewal dates" below refer to the date of elections to the Constituent Assembly.
Last renewal dates 19 November 2013
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Legislature-Parliament Secretariat
Constituent Assembly Secretariat
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu
Nepal
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Phone (97 71) 422 7480
420 0021
Fax (97 71) 422 2923
420 0094
E-mail nparl.international@can.gov.np
Website http://www.can.gov.np/

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