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Electoral system and quotas in Nepal

Electoral system and quotas in Nepal

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Published by International IDEA in Lalitpur .
Written in English


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StatementCecilia Bylesjo, et al
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24525866M
LC Control Number2010327368

The recently concluded local elections in Nepal resulted in per cent of female representation at the local level. Sangita Thebe Limbu writes about the power dynamics, lived experiences of women, gender quotas and women’s political engagement. The local elections in Nepal have been hailed as a historic moment for gender equality and political inclusion with 40 per cent of female. affect those features of the electoral system, such as counting rules, the circumscription of electoral districts, or the structure of the ballot, that have been shown to exert the most powerful effects on the party system and party structure. As a result, quotas may be perfectly compatible with existing party systems and representational dynamics.   The caste system divides Hindus into four main categories - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras. Many believe that the groups originated from Brahma, the Hindu God of creation. Image.   In the National Assembly 65 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.*** *** Votes are tabulated using the Hare quota. 25 seats are divided between 10 geographical constituencies and 40 seats are in one, nation-wide constituency. Main parties in the electoral race%.


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Quotas An increasing number of countries are currently introducing various types of gender quotas for public elections: In fact, half of the countries of the world today use some type of electoral quota for their parliament.

This website reveals that the use of electoral gender quotas is much more widespread than is commonly held. Given the slow speed by which the number of.

An electoral system or voting system is a set of rules that determine how elections and referendums are conducted and how their results are determined. Political electoral systems are organized by governments, while non-political elections may take place in business, non-profit organisations and informal organisations.

These rules govern all aspects of the voting process: when elections occur. These include the electoral system (Caul, ;Kunovich and Paxton, ;Matland and Studlar, ;Schwindt-Bayer and Mishler, ), the absence of national/constitutional quotas Author: Drude Dahlerup.

Much of the data on Bulgaria from Central electoral committee - "Methods for determining the number of mandates in constituencies and the results of the vote" (in Bulgarian); A mathematical analysis of the system.

Much of the data regarding which voting system is used is drawn from this report from the International Insititute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).

Electoral Systems. The choice of Electoral System is one of the most important institutional decisions for any democracy. The choice of a particular electoral system has a profound effect on the future political life of the country concerned, and electoral systems, once chosen, often remain fairly constant as political Electoral system and quotas in Nepal book solidify around and respond to the incentives presented by them.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. Legal source Details; Quota type: Reserved seats: Constitution: According to Article 9 of the Fundamental Principles of State Policy of the Constitution of Bangladesh, and through the Local Governmental (Union Parishad) Act of3 directly-elected seats are reserved for women in the union parishads (1 from each of the 3 wards), the lowest level of councils in the sub-national administration.% Women: 20%.

Paxton, Pamela, Melanie M. Hughes, and Matthew A. Painter. Growth in women’s political representation: A longitudinal exploration of democracy, electoral system and gender quotas. European Journal of Political Research 49(1): 25– CrossRef Google ScholarCited by: 1. Electoral Studies is an international journal dedicated to the study of elections and voting in different parts of the world.

With a reputation established over more than 35 years of publication, Electoral Studies is widely recognised as a major journal in the field. It publishes theoretically informed and empirically robust research on all.

Gender Reforms, Electoral Quotas, and Women's Political Representation in Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore Article (PDF Available) in Pacific Affairs 89(2) June with 1, Reads.

The proportional representation electoral system is also considered to have been the key factor in the adoption of quota systems in Africa, where several countries have now met or exceeded a 30 per cent quota for women parliamentarians.

There are, however, examples where a majoritarian electoral system has produced a successful quota system. Legislative Quotas for Women A Global & South Asian Overview of Types and Numbers been dealt in detail in the book. 6 For some experts, types of electoral system also matter. There are electoral systems which are more likely to produce better results.

ForFile Size: 1MB. religious groups of Nepal. This mixed electoral system included both a first past the post (FPTP) and a parallel proportional representation (PR) component, with quotas for all ethnic groups. This book, by elections expert Kåre Vollan, analyses the FPTP election results, both before and after these changes, with a view towards more targeted Author: Michael Breen.

Nepal's electoral system, which is a complicated combination of single-member constituencies and proportional representation, introduced quotas for women and other marginalized groups to create a far more inclusive and elected body than previously existed in Nepal.

Book Description. Illustrated by in-depth empirical research from six country studies, Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective is the first cross-regional examination of the nexus between money, gender and political recruitment across the world.

Money is assumingly one of the greatest barriers to women in the political recruitment process. Data on electoral systems were collected from the Electoral System Design database provided by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) ().

The effectiveness of quota regulations depends on the quota level (for instance, 20 or 50 percent) and the severity of sanctions for not abiding by the by: 6. KATHMANDU — The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nepal says the 26 November and 7 December elections to the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies demonstrated that political freedoms, such as association, assembly, and expression, prevailed over the violent attacks of the election campaign period.

The EU EOM also commented that, while [ ]. Electoral gender quotas have emerged as one of the most critical political reforms of the last two decades, having now been introduced in more than countries worldwide. The recent and global nature of these developments has sparked both scholarly and popular interest in the in which these quotas are designed, as well as their origins and.

Nepal’s electoral system, which is a complicated combination of single-member constituencies and proportional representation, introduced quotas for women and other marginalized groups to create a far more inclusive and elected body than previously existed in.

In14 countries had quotas entrenched in the constitution, 32 countries had quotas provided for by legislation, and at least parties in 61 countries had adopted their own voluntary party quotas. In terms of electoral system type, 17 countries with plurality/majority systems had quotas, and there were 15 in mixed electoral systems and.

3. Elections are a complex phenomenon, as they involve multiple state bodies and do not only indicate the act of voting, but also the organized process through which votes are actually cast. In order for electoral results to be democratic, the elective method must be democratic as well. If it is not, the election would simply be a technical exercise burdened by pointless procedural intricacy.

NEPAL Constituent Assembly Election 10th April Report of the International Election Observation Mission by the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL).

In the new Italian electoral system seat allocation is not linked (the two tiers run almost in parallel) but the vote linkage is absolutely present. Given its ballot structure (no vote-splitting and no individual vote), there is an automatic transfer of votes from the.

Representatives of governments, Parliaments and the UN system as a whole will be invited to take part in this process of reflection, and the present study will be brought to the attention of the General Assembly.

In this way, the IPU hopes to see to it that a simple yet strong message is heard: if File Size: 1MB.

Furthermore, the mixed electoral system and inclusion quotas created a more diverse CA than any democratically elected government during the s. Nonetheless, the MNO failed to win any seats.

Hangen’s conclusive analysis demonstrates the impact that the emergence of new political subjectivities in post democratic Nepal. 6 Enhancing Youth Political Participation throughout the Electoral Cycle 5.

Bridge the digital divide with mobile phones and radio. EXaMPlE 9: i n nepal, unicEF supports the ‘Voices of Youth’ project. Every week, a radio team frames a topic or a question and asks listeners to contribute to the discussion via.

Pakistan has twice as many women MPs in India countries that reached the 30% benchmark had done so through measures such as proportional representation systems and electoral quotas. Countries that rely solely on the usual majority electoral system show low levels of representation of women.

Gerrymandering (/ ˈ dʒ ɛ r i m æ n d ər ɪ ŋ / JERR-ee-mand-ər-ing or GERR-ee-mand-ər-ing,) is a practice intended to establish an unfair political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries, which is most commonly used in first-past-the-post electoral systems.

Two principal tactics are used in gerrymandering: "cracking" (i.e. diluting the voting. Elections in Nepal: Identifying the Politically Excluded Groups A study of the parliamentary election results from to by Kåre Vollanpp. vi+58 ISBN: 2 9 US$ 13/- This book identifies which of Nepal’s many caste and ethnic groups have managed to get elected to parliament (including the two constituent assemblies) since without any assistance from.

of legislative quotas, separating out those quotas instituted through changes to the electoral law from those secured through constitutional reforms (Dahlerup ). While distinctions among sub-types are important, in this book the term “quotas” refers broadly to reserved seats, party quotas, and legislativeFile Size: KB.

electoral system designer may think it wise to craft a system which gives voters a wide degree of choice between candidates and parties, but this may make for a complicated ballot paper which causes difficulties for less-educated by: The Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh is the constitutional document of Bangladesh.

It was adopted on 4 November and effective from 16 December It provides the framework of the Bangladeshi republic with a parliamentary government, fundamental human rights and freedoms, an independent judiciary, democratic local government and a national ories: members of the Constituent Assembly.

Book: The Highest Glass Ceiling, Women’s Quest for the American Presidency Victoria Woodhull inMargaret Chase Smith inand Shirley Chisolm in – well before Hillary, for close to a century and a half, these and many other women mounted runs for the U.S. presidency. This system of proportional representation is known by several names.

Political scientists call it "the single transferable vote." It is called the "Hare-Clark system" in Australia. In the United States, electoral reform activists have taken to calling it "choice voting." Currently this system is used to elect parliaments in Ireland and Malta.

between identity and viability) in a federal Nepal; the design of the electoral system and whether Nepal should adopt a presidential system, continue with the Parliamentary executive model, or explore a semi-presidential compromise.

The collapse of the Constituent Assembly in May created a crisis that was. Women’s political participation and economic empowerment in post-conflict countries 3 Tribute to Jeanne d’Arc Mihigo Jeanne d’Arc Mihigo, member of the research team in Rwanda and co-author of the Rwandan case study, died tragically in the crash of the Hewa Bora Airways flight in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in July First, it is widely acknowledged that recent endings of major armed conflicts in Africa brought changes to electoral institutions such as the adoption of proportional representation (PR) electoral systems and electoral gender quotas, each of which could independently increase women's numbers in by: ethnic quotas with multi-ethnic political parties, making cross-ethnic voting central to both electoral and parliamentary politics and offering the promise of bridge-building across group distinctions both within parliament and in the electorate as a whole.

Despite recent. While electoral quotas were established in Kenya (), Nepal, and Tunisia, women who earned their seat through a quota were often perceived as less credible than their male counterparts. Women were often able to overcome these challenges when they brought subject-matter expertise to the process or successfully asserted their authority and.

A mixed electoral system was used for the first time in Nepal in which members were elected through proportional representation lists and in first‐past‐the‐post contests (the.

The Role of Female Quotas and Female Activism in Passing Gender Based Violence Legislation in Sub Saharan Africa: South Africa as a Case Study and who subsequently entered the government through an electoral quota system. Drawing on data of gender-based violence legislation from 43 Sub-Saharan African countries and a case study of South Author: Gina Starfield.Political representation is the activity of making citizens "present" in public policy making processes when political actors act in the best interest of citizens.

[1] [2] This definition of political representation is consistent with a wide variety of views on what representing implies and what the duties of representatives are. [3] For example, representing may imply acting on the expressed.

How insightful, I thought. And how eerie. That book was published in Panchayat Indeed it is not the first time that Nepal attempts to decentralise. InKing Mahendra introduced the ‘partyless’ panchayat system as a way of including some elements of popular support to his government while retaining authoritarian control over.