House of Representatives (Nepal)

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Pratinidhi Sabha of Nepal
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The House of Representatives (Nepali: Pratinidhi Sabha) was the lower house of parliament during the 1990 Constitution in Nepal. It consisted of 205 members directly elected by the people. It had five-year terms, but it could be dissolved by the king on the advice of the prime minister before the ending of its term.

Establishment[edit]

The Pratinidhi Sabha was formed by the 1991 General Election.

Dissolved by Royal coup[edit]

The House of Representative as well as the National Assembly has been dissolved on 1 February, 2005 by King Gyanendra.

Reinstatment of Parliament[edit]

Political parties in Nepal have been agitating against the royal coup with demand of reinstatement of the parliament. There was a great people's uprising known as People's Movement 2006. Finally the king who was using extreme authority was compelled to step down and reinstate the dissolved houses. By the King Gyanendra Address in April 2006 Both houses were reinstated.

On January 15, 2007, the Pratinidhi Sabha was transformed into interim legislature. The new interim legislature was largely composed of former Pratinidhi Sabha MPs and 79 members from the rebel Communist Party Maoist.

Speakers[1][edit]

Name Period
Daman Nath Dhungana 1991 - 1994
Ram Chandra Poudel 1994 - 1999
Taranath Ranabhat 1999 - 2002

1999 Elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the May 3 and May 17, 1999 Nepal House of Representatives election results
Party Votes  % of votes Seats  % of seats
Nepali Congress 3,214,068 37.29 111 54.15
Communist Party of Nepal (UML) 2,728,725 31.66 71 34.63
Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Thapa) 899,511 10.44 11 5.37
Nepal Sadbhavana Party 277,239 3.22 5 2.44
Rastriya Jana Morcha 121,394 1.41 5 2.44
Samyukta Janmorcha Nepal 70,119 0.81 1 0.49
Nepal Workers and Peasants Party 48,015 0.56 1 0.49
Communist Party of Nepal (ML) 567,987 6.59 0 0
Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Chand) 293,952 3.41 0 0
Rastriya Janamukti Party 92,567 1.07 0 0
Nepali Janata Dal 11,175 0.13 0 0
Janamukti Party Nepal 9,528 0.11 0 0
Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist) 7,654 0.09 0 0
Nepal Dalit Shramik Morcha 6,852 0.08 0 0
Hariyali Nepal Party 6,638 0.08 0 0
Mongol National Organisation[2] 6,329 0.08 0 0
Nepali Janta Party Rastriya Sambriddhibad 4,835 0.06 0 0
Communist Party of Nepal (United) 4,715 0.05 0 0
Rastriya Janata Parishad 3,434 0.04 0 0
Jana Congress 1,906 0.02 0 0
Shivsena Nepal 1,727 0.02 0 0
Nepal Socialist Party 950 0.01 0 0
Bahujan Samaj Party, Nepal 835 0.01 0 0
Nepal Praja Parishad 773 0.01 0 0
Samyukta Prajatantra Party Nepal 297 0.00 0 0
Nepal Samyabadi Party (MLM) 190 0.00 0 0
Save the Nation Movement 161 0.00 0 0
Pragati Upayogoto, Nepal 155 0.00 0 0
Nepal Janabhavana Party 120 0.00 0 0
Rastrabadi Janata Party 105 0.00 0 0
Social Democratic Party 97 0.00 0 0
Samajbadi Garib Party 81 0.00 0 0
Nepal Janahit Party 68 0.00 0 0
Nepal Suraksha Party 56 0.00 0 0
Nepal Rastrabadi Dal 55 0.00 0 0
Mechi-Mahakali Jana Samanwaya Dal 35 0.00 0 0
Independents 236,548 2.74 0 0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Various editions of The Europa World Year Book
  2. ^ Ran as independents. Figures based on http://www.eastwestcenter.org/fileadmin/stored/pdfs/ps034.pdf
  3. ^ List of the Political Parties

See also[edit]