Various parties and leaders of the country had made many populist promises including providing a stable government, strengthening democracy, economic development and corruption-free governance. However, no one showed the courage to fulfill them.
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There is a lot of excitement going on in Nepal regarding the federal and provincial assembly elections to be held on 20 November. Political stability is a big problem in the country. Seeing this, the people of Nepal are alert this time. The changing governments without completing the term of 5 years have created a situation of crisis in the country more than the political department. The people of the country are looking for stability and keeping this in mind, this time different parties will be weighed in terms of advantages and disadvantages. Many parties are hopeful that they will do better in the elections. However, analysts believe that this time also the Nepalese people will not get any benefit from the elections and the political crisis will continue like this.
About 1.80 crore voters are eligible to vote in Nepal. These voters will vote on Sunday for the new federal and provincial assembly elections. Elections are to be held in Nepal on November 20 for 275 members of the Federal Parliament and 550 seats in 7 provincial assemblies. All parties are eyeing these seats. 165 members of the 275-member federal parliament will be elected through the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system. While the remaining 110 seats will be filled through the Proportional Representation System (PR). There will be a direct decision on a total of 330 seats in 7 provincial houses. While the remaining 220 seats will be filled through proportional representation.
Government formed 32 times after 1990
A party must win at least one seat under the FPTP and 3 percent of the vote in the federal parliament to be recognized as a National Party and secure seats under the PR. The Election Commission has decided to hold elections in a single day, as the possibility of rigging can be avoided in this and the cost will also come down. Since 1990, the government has been formed 32 times in Nepal. In just 14 years, 10 governments have been formed. While the monarchy was abolished in 2008. Various parties and leaders of the country had made many populist promises including providing a stable government, strengthening democracy, economic development and corruption-free governance. However, no one showed the courage to fulfill them.
contest between two parties
This time the election contest is being seen between two political parties and those two parties are- Nepali Congress Party and UML Party. Political observers believe that the ruling coalition of the Nepali Congress (NC) led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will emerge victorious in the parliamentary elections. While the CPN-UML (Nepal Communist Party-United Marxist-Leninist) led by KP Sharma Oli will emerge as the second largest party. This time many new political parties and many independent candidates are in the fray, who are giving a tough challenge to some veterans of major political parties. At the same time, a political analyst Rajesh Ahiraj said that this time there is less enthusiasm among the people regarding the elections. He said that there is no possibility of peace and political stability in the country after the elections.
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