Nepalese legislative election, 1999

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Nepalese legislative election, 1999
Nepal
1994 ←
members
May 3 and May 17, 1999 → 2008 (CA)
members

All 205 seats to the Pratinidhi Sabha
103 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Krishna p Bhattarai.jpg Madhavkumarnepal328.jpg
Leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai Madhav Kumar Nepal
Party Nepali Congress Communist Party of Nepal (UML)
Leader's seat Parsa-1 Rautahat-1
Last election 83 seats, 33.38% 88 seats, 30.85%
Seats won 111 71
Seat change +28 -17
Popular vote 3,214,068 2,728,725
Percentage 37.29% 31.66%

PM before election

Girija Prasad Koirala
Nepali Congress

Elected PM

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
Nepali Congress

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A legislative election was held in Nepal on May 3 and May 17, 1999.

Background and outcome[edit]

The last elections to the Pratinidhi Sabha prior to these had been in 1994 when the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) had been victorious and the first ever popularly elected communist government was formed. Yet by 1999, infighting, such as the departure of the Bam Dev Gautam and C.P. Mainali led splinter group, had got in the way of policy decisions and put certain people off voting for the party. The election resulted in a clear victory for Nepali Congress and they increased their number of seats by 28 and the CPN (UML) total fell by 17. Even when this number is combined with the figures of the other communist parties (Rashtriya Jana Morcha, Samyukta Janamorcha Nepal, Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party) the total was still 23 below the total of Nepali Congress.

Following the elections, however, the various parties found it difficult to cooperate and finalise a policy of the Maoist rebels, culminating in the 2002 dissolution of the parliament by King Gyanendra.

Following the 2006 Loktantra Andolan, in which all of the parties successful in 1999, except the royalist Rashtriya Prajatantra Party participated in the Seven Party Alliance, the House has been reopened. There has been talks on when further elections are likely to take place.

Results[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[1] 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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Distribution of seats[edit]

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