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Kathmandu, Dec. 3: The new Constituent Assembly shall have the representation of 30 political parties. This number was 25 in the previous CA.The number of political parties representing in the new CA was fixed on the basis of Proportional Representation (PR) seats allocated to the different political parties by the Election Commission (EC) following the number of PR votes they garnered in the November 19 CA election.

Although, the number of political parties taking part in the PR electoral system was 122 in this election, only 30 parties have been successful in attaining the PR seats. As per the provision, any political party has to garner at least 21,000 votes to clinch a PR seat.Under the PR system, the entire country is taken as a single constituency and PR seat is allocated to the parties not the candidates on the ratio of votes they received across the country. This system was brought into practice for the first time in Nepal in the 2008 CA election.

PR electoral system election officer Nagendra Dahal gave information about the allocation of PR seats to the political parties amidst a programme at the EC today. As per the election ordinance, the political parties attaining the PR seats shall present a name list of selected candidates to the EC by December 10.

              If the political parties win two or more than two seats in the PR system, 50 per cent of the seats shall have to be allocated for women and the rest has to be shared thus: 15.6 percent for Madhesis, 6.5 per cent for dalits, 18.9 per cent for ethnic candidates, 2.2 per cent for backward community, and 15.1 per cent for Khas Arya.Out of 601 seats in the new CA, 335 are allocated to the PR system. A total of 10,709 candidates from 122 political parties were in the race for 335 seats. According to EC, the total voters’ turnout under the PR system was 9,463,862.

Those parties getting the seats are the Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), UCPN (Maoist), Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal, CPN (ML), Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sadbhawana Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal ( Democratic), Sanghiya Loktantrik Rastriya Manch ( Tharuhat), Nepal Pariwal Dal, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Samajbadi Janata Party, Madhesi Janadhikar Nepal and Rastriya Janamorcha.

Similarly, Nepal Communist Party ( United), Nepali Janata Dal, Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party, Dalit Janajati Party, Terai Madhes  Sadbhawana Party Nepal, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum ( Republican), Nepa Rastriya Party, Sanghiya Sadbhawana Party, Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party, Khumbuwan Rastriya Morcha, Akhanda  Nepal Party, Tharuhat Terai Party Nepal, Sanghiya Samajbadi Party Nepal, Janajagaran Party Nepal and Madhesi Samata Party Nepal are to be represented in the new CA.

             According to the EC, the Nepali Congress has secured the largest number of votes and been allocated 91 seats or 27.16 per cent of the total 335 seats under the Proportional Representation system. The NC secured 2 million 418 thousand 370 votes. The CPN (UML) has secured the second highest number of votes at 2 million 239 thousand 609 and been allocated 84 seats and the Unified CPN (Maoist) the third largest number of votes at 1 million 439 thousand 726 votes and allocated 54 seats followed by the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal which secured 630 thousand 697 votes and allocated 24 seats.

Similarly, the CPN (ML) which secured 130 thousand 300 votes has been allocated with five seats, the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party with 118 thousand 140 votes seven seats, Sadbhavana Party with 133 thousand 271 votes five seats, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) with 260 thousand 234 votes ten seats, the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal (Loktantrik) with 274 thousand 987 votes ten seats, the Sanghiya Loktantrik Rastriya Manch (Tharuhat) with 21 thousand 128 votes  one seat, the Nepal Pariwar Dal with 51 thousand 823 votes two seats, the Rastriya Janamukti Party with 63 thousand 834 votes two seats, the Samajbadi Janata Party with 21 thousand 624 votes  one seat, the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal  with 214 thousand 319 votes eight seats, and the Rastriya Janamorcha with 92 thousand 387 votes three seats.

Likewise, the Communist Party of Nepal (United) which secured 91 thousand 997 votes has been allocated three seats, the Nepali Janata Dal with 33 thousand 203 votes one seat, Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party with 66 thousand 778 votes three seats, the Dalit Janajati Party with 48 thousand 802 votes two seats, the Tarai Madhes Sadbhavana Party Nepal with 62 thousand 746 votes two seats, the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Ganatantrik)  with 33 thousand 982 votes one seat, the Nepa Rastriya Party with 28 thousand 11 votes one seat, the Sanghiya Sadbhavana Party  with 25 thousand 215 votes one seat, the Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party  with 79 thousand 508 votes three seats, the Khumbuwan Rastriya Morcha with 30 thousand 686 votes one seat, the Akhanda Nepal Party with 36 thousand 883 votes one seat, the Tharuhat Tarai Party Nepal with 62 thousand 526 votes two seats, the Sanghiya Samajbadi Party Nepal with  121 thousand 274 votes five seats, the Janajagaran Party Nepal with 27 thousand 397 votes one seat, and the Madhes Samata Party Nepal with  23 thousand one votes one seat.

The parties bagging at least 21 thousand votes under the PR election have been allocated with one seat.The leaders and representatives of the different political parties were present in the meeting called by the EC to give information on the allocation of seats under the Proportional Representation election system.

However, there were no representatives of the UCPN (Maoist) in the meeting. RSS

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