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Gender Analysis of Nepal's Local Elections May 2022
Ms. Prasiddhi Shrestha
Ms. Kritika Giri
Mr. Akhil Neelam
Date: 14 June 2022
The new Constitution that came into effect in 2015 adopted a three-tier system of government in Nepal, focusing on decentralisation.
After its promulgation, Nepal held the second local election for 753 local units in May 2022. The first local election was held in 2017 and it was significant and historic for women’s political representation and the country’s own transition into a federal structure.
This report presents to you, our gender analysis of the local elections with a specific focus on women's political participation and representation.
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