On Sunday, Nov. 20, Nepali voters will vote for elected seats in the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assemblies (PA). This will be the second HoR and PA elections since the promulgation of Nepal’s constitution in 2015, which initiated the country’s decentralization process.
The 2022 HoR and PA elections, and the local elections held in May 2022, follow years of political instability that included the COVID-19 period and a vote of no confidence against former Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli following his two failed attempts to dissolve the Parliament. The elections provide an opportunity for voters to elect their government leaders, particularly for over 2 million Nepali youth who are eligible to vote for the first time in 2022.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Nepal: 2022 Federal & Provincial Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
- What is the election management body? What are its powers?
- Who is managing security on Election Day?
- How will election disputes be adjudicated?
Additionally, visit IFES' Election Guide for the most comprehensive and timely verified election information available online.