Elections in Nepal: 2019 By-Elections

A voter casts a ballot in Nuwakot during the 2017 general elections
A voter casts a ballot in Nuwakot during the 2017 general elections.
Publication Date: 
13 Nov 2019

On November 30, citizens of Nepal will go to the polls to fill 52 local, state and federal seats that have become vacant since the 2017 general elections.

Since the 2017 elections were deemed largely peaceful and transparent by observers, the 2019 by-elections provide an opportunity for the government to again demonstrate its commitment to inclusive, participatory democracy in Nepal. These elections will also allow political parties to gauge their popularity as they approach the midpoint of their five-year terms.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Nepal: 2019 By-Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • Who is eligible to vote in the by-elections?
  • Which electoral system will be used in these elections?
  • Are there special provisions for women and minorities?
  • What are the election campaign regulations?