Nepal: Major political parties fall short to ensure gender parity in politics
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Almost all political parties have an extremely lower ratio of women to men candidates fielded under the first-past-the-post category in the upcoming elections.
Kathmandu: The preliminary data released by the Election Commission, the country’s election management body, shows that few women are contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Nepal.
According to the Commission, a total of 2,526 candidates have filed their candidacies under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) category for the upcoming elections of federal and provincial parliament. Out of them, 2,291 are males while only 235 (just 10.25 percent) are females.
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