Information on elections
On 20 November general elections were held in Nepal to elect the 275 members of the House of Representatives. A first-past-the-post method was used to elect 165 members from single-member constituencies, and party-list proportional representation was used to elect the remaining 110 members from a single nationwide constituency.
*Results are still under process
About the electoral system
The 275 members of the legislature are chosen using two different electoral systems: 110 seats are chosen using closed list proportional representation from a single countrywide constituency, and 165 seats are chosen using first-past-the-post voting from single-member constituencies. For the two approaches, voters are given different ballots. To receive a seat in the proportional vote, a party or electoral alliance must achieve the election threshold of 3% of the total valid votes.
Nepal assigns seats proportionally using the Sainte-Lagu system. Typically, this system's divisors consist entirely of odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7...). However, instead of 1, the first divisor in Nepal is 1.4. As the system favors smaller parties at the expense of larger ones, it is meant to make it difficult for smaller parties to obtain a single seat with little effort.