CPN-UML finalises list of proportional representation candidates57 candidates are women.
The CPN-UML has finalised its list of candidates for the Proportional Representation election system for both the federal and provincial assemblies on Sunday.
As per the election schedule of the Election Commission, parties will have to present their PR lists for both the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies by Monday.
The elections for federal and provincial levels have been scheduled for November 20.
The secretariat meeting of the UML held at party chair KP Sharma Oli’s residence at Balkot finalised the list of 110 candidates for House of Representatives and 220 candidates for seven provincial assemblies.
“Our meeting has endorsed the proposal of 40 percent proportional representation candidates for both federal and provincial polls scheduled for November 20,” the party’s Deputy General Secretary Prithvi Subba Gurung told reporters after the party’s secretariat meeting. “We will submit the list to the Election Commission tomorrow [Monday].”
The UML has selected 32 candidates from indigenous nationalities, 34 from Khas-Arya, seven from the Tharu community, 17 Madheshis, 15 Dalits and five Muslims among the 110 candidates for the House of Representatives under the PR category. Of them, 57 are women.
According to a press statement issued by the party’s Central Publicity and Publication Department, among the 37 candidates of Province 1, 20 are female and five of them are from minority groups. Similarly, among the 43 total candidates for the Madhesh Province, 23 are females with 11 from minority communities and one from a backward region. In the Bagmati Province, 24 candidates of the total 44 are female and five of them represent minority groups. Among the 24 total candidates in Gandaki, 13 are females. In Lumbini, 20 of the 35 total candidates are female. In Karnali half of the total 16 candidates are female while 11 of the total 21 candidates of Sudur Paschim are female.
For the total 275 seats of the House of Representatives, 165 will be directly elected while the remaining 110 seats are allocated under the PR category. Among the 550 seats of the seven provincial assemblies 330 are elected through direct election and the remaining 220 are elected under the PR system.