Top 10 Parties With Highest Number of Mayor and Deputy Mayor In The Local Election Of 2017

Last updated on 2022-09-24
Top 10 Parties With Highest Number of Mayor and Deputy Mayor In The Local Election Of 2017

Local elections were held in 53 municipalities under King Gyanendra in February 2006/8/9, but were boycotted by the major political parties and witnessed poor voter turnout. Elections were scheduled for 2002 but were postponed due to the ongoing civil war in Nepal. Comprising the adoption of the new constitution in 2015, a three-tier governance system with national, provincial, and municipal levels of government was established. The new local levels were established on March 10, 2017, by altering the old cities and village development councils. Nepalese local elections were held in three phases on 14 May, 28 June, and 18 September 2017 in six metropolitan cities, eleven sub-metropolitan cities, 276 municipalities, and 460 rural communities. It was the first local election held since the 2015 constitution was ratified. Below listed are the top 10 parties with the highest number of the mayor and deputy mayors of election 2017.

*The ranking is done based on the data provided by The Election Commission Of Nepal

10. Naya Shakti Party, Nepal

Naya Shakti Party, Nepal
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On June 12, 2016, former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai founded the Naya Shakti Party, a democratic socialist political party in Nepal. The party joined with the Federal Socialist Forum of Nepal on May 6, 2019, to become the Samajbadi Party of Nepal. All Nepal Peasants Organization ran in the 1991 municipal elections, while All Nepal Rashtriya Janamorcha ran in the 1994 parliamentary elections. There are 2 mayors, 1 deputy mayor, 22 ward chairmen, and 91 ward members.

  • Mayor : 2
  • Deputy Mayor : 1
  • Ward Chairman : 22
  • Ward Member : 91

9. Rastriya Janamorcha

Rastriya Janamorcha
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Rashtriya Janamorcha is a Nepalese political party. It was created in 1995 as the legal front of the Nepal Communist Party (Masal). Chitra Bahadur KC, a former Deputy Prime Minister, is the party's chairperson. It was re-founded in 2006 after splitting from Janamorcha Nepal, and it continues to serve as the legal front for Mohan Bikram Singh's Communist Party of Nepal (Masal). The party is still a powerful political force in Baglung and Pyuthan districts. Within the old unitary system, the party supports decentralization. There are 3 mayors, 4 deputy mayors, 33 ward chairmen, and 146 ward members.

  • Mayor : 3
  • Deputy Mayor : 4
  • Ward Chairman : 33
  • Ward Member : 146

8. Rastriya Prajatantra Party

Rastriya Prajatantra Party
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The Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is a Hindu nationalist and constitutional monarchist political party in Nepal. [12] Former prime ministers Surya Bahadur Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand, who each served two terms since the end of the Rashtriya Panchayat, founded it. The party had an important role in the 1990s, serving as the third political front after the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML). On May 29, 1990, the governing elite of the Panchayat regime created the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party. Due to technical disputes, the party split in 1991, resulting in the formation of two parties with the same name, doctrine, and statute. The 1991 elections were fought by two parties, one led by Surya Bahadur Thapa and the other by Lokendra Bahadur Chand. There are 5 mayors, 7 deputy mayors, 59 ward chairmen, and 214 ward members in this party.

  • Mayor : 5
  • Deputy Mayor : 7
  • Ward Chairman : 59
  • Ward Member : 214

7. Independents

Independents
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A politician who is independent or non-partisan is one who is not linked with any political party or bureaucratic organization. Because their political ideas do not fit with the policies of any political party, some politicians prefer not to join them. Some independent candidates may have ties to a political party, such as being previous members or holding similar ideas but opt not to run in its name or are unable to do so because the party has chosen another candidate. There are 6 mayors, 5 deputy mayors, 91 ward chairman, and 131 ward members.

  • Mayor : 6
  • Deputy Mayor : 5
  • Ward Chairman : 91
  • Ward Member : 131

6. Nepal Loktantrik Forum

Nepal Loktantrik Forum
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The Nepal Loktantrik Forum was a Nepalese political party. The Madheshi Jana Adhikar Forum (Democratic), the Rashtriya Janamukti Party (Democratic), and the Dalit Janajati Party merged to form the party on April 5, 2017. The Nepal Loktantrik Forum and the Nepali Congress joined on October 16, 2017. Between April and June 2017, the Nepal Democratic Forum experienced a series of mergers. On April 20, 2017, the Tharuhat Terai Party, led by Bhanu Ram Chaudhary, joined the NLF. There are 9 mayors, 8 deputy mayors, 88 ward chairmen, and 356 ward members in this party.

  • Mayor : 9
  • Deputy Mayor : 8
  • Ward Chairman : 88
  • Ward Member : 356

5. Rastriya Janata Party Nepal

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal
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After the Nepali Congress, the Nepal Communist Party, and the Samajbadi Party, Nepal, the Rashtriya Janata Party, Nepal, abbreviated as RJPN, was the fourth-largest political party in Nepal. On April 21, 2017, it was created by the merger of the Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party, led by Mahanta Thakur, the Terai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, and some other leaders. The party was based on the democratic system's principles. On April 26, the party changed its name to Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal after clashing with another Rashtriya Janata Party, which eventually united with Nepal Loktantrik Forum and was registered with the Election Commission. On July 7, 2017, the party registered with the Election Commission. In the 2017 election, the party had 25 mayors and 30 deputy mayors. Likewise, there are 195 ward chairmen and 862 ward members.

  • Mayor : 25
  • Deputy Mayor : 30
  • Ward Chairman : 195
  • Ward Member : 862

4. Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal

Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal
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Nepal's Federal Socialist Forum was a democratic socialist political party. The Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum, Nepal, the Federal Socialist Party Nepal, and the Khas Samabeshi Party merged to establish the party on June 15, 2015. The party joined with the Naya Shakti Party, Nepal, on May 6, 2019, to become the Samajwadi Party, Nepal. Following the merger, the new party held a total of 15 seats in Nepal's Constituent Assembly (10 from MJF-N and 5 from FSPN). The party consists of 34 mayors and 32 deputy mayors in the 2017 election. Similarly, it has 262 ward chairman and 1,111 ward members.

  • Mayor : 34
  • Deputy Mayor : 32
  • Ward Chairman : 262
  • Ward Member : 1,111

3. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center)

Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center)
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The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center), often known as the CPN (Maoist), is Nepal's third-largest political party. It was established in 1994 after splitting from the Communist Party of Nepal (Unity Center). From 2008 to 2009, and again from 2016 to 2017, the party led three governments. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the CPN-Chairman, M's is in charge of operations (better known as Comrade Prachanda). He is also Chairman of the People's Liberation Army's 'Central Committee,' a member of the 'Standing Committee,' and the 'Supreme Commander.' Another prominent leader, Baburam Bhattarai, leads the Maoists' political wing, the United People's Front (UPF).In the 2017 election, the party had the third most mayor and deputy mayor, with 106 and 111 respectively. There are also 1,102 ward chairs and 4,123 ward members.

  • Mayor : 106
  • Deputy Mayor : 111
  • Ward Chairman : 1,102
  • Ward Member : 4,123

2. Nepali Congress

Nepali Congress
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The Nepali Congress is Nepal's largest social-democratic political party. Since July 20, 2021, it has been Nepal's ruling party. The only party in Nepal to be elected with a majority, the NC formed a majority government following three elections in 1959, 1991, and 1999. Similarly, it emerged as the single largest party in the 2013 Constituent Assembly election, and it played a key role in the adoption of Nepal's Constitution in 2015. Furthermore, all elections in Nepal were handled by the Nepali Congress-led government in accordance with the party's commitment to democracy in Nepal. The Nepali National Congress and the Nepal Democratic Congress merged to form the party in 1950 along with democratic socialist ideas. The party has the second most mayor and deputy mayors in the 2017 election, with 266 and 223 respectively. It even has 2286 ward chairman and 8,679 ward members.

  • Mayor : 266
  • Deputy Mayor : 223
  • Ward Chairman : 2,286
  • Ward Member : 8,679

1. Communist Party of Nepal(Unified Marxist-Leninist)

Communist Party of Nepal(Unified Marxist-Leninist)
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The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), abbreviated CPN (UML), is Nepal's main left-wing party, having merged the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist–Leninist) in January 1991. It is the main opposition party in Nepal's Federal Parliament. In terms of membership, it was the second-largest party in Nepal. It is still one of Nepal's two major parties, along with the ruling Nepali Congress. Five governments have been led by the CPN (UML). The party has the most mayor and deputy mayors in the 2017 election, with 294 and 331 respectively. It even has 2,560 ward chairman and 10,912 ward members.

  • Mayor : 294
  • Deputy Mayor : 331
  • Ward Chairman : 2,569
  • Ward Member : 10,912

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10. Naya Shakti Party, Nepal

Naya Shakti Party, Nepal
Image Source: wikimedia.org

On June 12, 2016, former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai founded the Naya Shakti Party, a democratic socialist political party in Nepal. The party joined with the Federal Socialist Forum of Nepal on May 6, 2019, to become the Samajbadi Party of Nepal. All Nepal Peasants Organization ran in the 1991 municipal elections, while All Nepal Rashtriya Janamorcha ran in the 1994 parliamentary elections. There are 2 mayors, 1 deputy mayor, 22 ward chairmen, and 91 ward members.

  • Mayor : 2
  • Deputy Mayor : 1
  • Ward Chairman : 22
  • Ward Member : 91

9. Rastriya Janamorcha

Rastriya Janamorcha
Image Source: khulamancha.com

Rashtriya Janamorcha is a Nepalese political party. It was created in 1995 as the legal front of the Nepal Communist Party (Masal). Chitra Bahadur KC, a former Deputy Prime Minister, is the party's chairperson. It was re-founded in 2006 after splitting from Janamorcha Nepal, and it continues to serve as the legal front for Mohan Bikram Singh's Communist Party of Nepal (Masal). The party is still a powerful political force in Baglung and Pyuthan districts. Within the old unitary system, the party supports decentralization. There are 3 mayors, 4 deputy mayors, 33 ward chairmen, and 146 ward members.

  • Mayor : 3
  • Deputy Mayor : 4
  • Ward Chairman : 33
  • Ward Member : 146

8. Rastriya Prajatantra Party

Rastriya Prajatantra Party
Image Source: wikimedia.com

The Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is a Hindu nationalist and constitutional monarchist political party in Nepal. [12] Former prime ministers Surya Bahadur Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand, who each served two terms since the end of the Rashtriya Panchayat, founded it. The party had an important role in the 1990s, serving as the third political front after the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML). On May 29, 1990, the governing elite of the Panchayat regime created the Rashtriya Prajatantra Party. Due to technical disputes, the party split in 1991, resulting in the formation of two parties with the same name, doctrine, and statute. The 1991 elections were fought by two parties, one led by Surya Bahadur Thapa and the other by Lokendra Bahadur Chand. There are 5 mayors, 7 deputy mayors, 59 ward chairmen, and 214 ward members in this party.

  • Mayor : 5
  • Deputy Mayor : 7
  • Ward Chairman : 59
  • Ward Member : 214

7. Independents

Independents
Image Source: Wikipedia.com

A politician who is independent or non-partisan is one who is not linked with any political party or bureaucratic organization. Because their political ideas do not fit with the policies of any political party, some politicians prefer not to join them. Some independent candidates may have ties to a political party, such as being previous members or holding similar ideas but opt not to run in its name or are unable to do so because the party has chosen another candidate. There are 6 mayors, 5 deputy mayors, 91 ward chairman, and 131 ward members.

  • Mayor : 6
  • Deputy Mayor : 5
  • Ward Chairman : 91
  • Ward Member : 131

6. Nepal Loktantrik Forum

Nepal Loktantrik Forum
Image Source: wikipedia.com

The Nepal Loktantrik Forum was a Nepalese political party. The Madheshi Jana Adhikar Forum (Democratic), the Rashtriya Janamukti Party (Democratic), and the Dalit Janajati Party merged to form the party on April 5, 2017. The Nepal Loktantrik Forum and the Nepali Congress joined on October 16, 2017. Between April and June 2017, the Nepal Democratic Forum experienced a series of mergers. On April 20, 2017, the Tharuhat Terai Party, led by Bhanu Ram Chaudhary, joined the NLF. There are 9 mayors, 8 deputy mayors, 88 ward chairmen, and 356 ward members in this party.

  • Mayor : 9
  • Deputy Mayor : 8
  • Ward Chairman : 88
  • Ward Member : 356

5. Rastriya Janata Party Nepal

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal
Image Source: thehimalayantimes.com

After the Nepali Congress, the Nepal Communist Party, and the Samajbadi Party, Nepal, the Rashtriya Janata Party, Nepal, abbreviated as RJPN, was the fourth-largest political party in Nepal. On April 21, 2017, it was created by the merger of the Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party, led by Mahanta Thakur, the Terai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, and some other leaders. The party was based on the democratic system's principles. On April 26, the party changed its name to Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal after clashing with another Rashtriya Janata Party, which eventually united with Nepal Loktantrik Forum and was registered with the Election Commission. On July 7, 2017, the party registered with the Election Commission. In the 2017 election, the party had 25 mayors and 30 deputy mayors. Likewise, there are 195 ward chairmen and 862 ward members.

  • Mayor : 25
  • Deputy Mayor : 30
  • Ward Chairman : 195
  • Ward Member : 862

4. Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal

Federal Socialist Forum, Nepal
Image Source: wikimedia.com

Nepal's Federal Socialist Forum was a democratic socialist political party. The Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum, Nepal, the Federal Socialist Party Nepal, and the Khas Samabeshi Party merged to establish the party on June 15, 2015. The party joined with the Naya Shakti Party, Nepal, on May 6, 2019, to become the Samajwadi Party, Nepal. Following the merger, the new party held a total of 15 seats in Nepal's Constituent Assembly (10 from MJF-N and 5 from FSPN). The party consists of 34 mayors and 32 deputy mayors in the 2017 election. Similarly, it has 262 ward chairman and 1,111 ward members.

  • Mayor : 34
  • Deputy Mayor : 32
  • Ward Chairman : 262
  • Ward Member : 1,111

3. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center)

Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center)
Image Source: wikimedia.org

The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center), often known as the CPN (Maoist), is Nepal's third-largest political party. It was established in 1994 after splitting from the Communist Party of Nepal (Unity Center). From 2008 to 2009, and again from 2016 to 2017, the party led three governments. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the CPN-Chairman, M's is in charge of operations (better known as Comrade Prachanda). He is also Chairman of the People's Liberation Army's 'Central Committee,' a member of the 'Standing Committee,' and the 'Supreme Commander.' Another prominent leader, Baburam Bhattarai, leads the Maoists' political wing, the United People's Front (UPF).In the 2017 election, the party had the third most mayor and deputy mayor, with 106 and 111 respectively. There are also 1,102 ward chairs and 4,123 ward members.

  • Mayor : 106
  • Deputy Mayor : 111
  • Ward Chairman : 1,102
  • Ward Member : 4,123

2. Nepali Congress

Nepali Congress
Image Source: web.nepalnews.com

The Nepali Congress is Nepal's largest social-democratic political party. Since July 20, 2021, it has been Nepal's ruling party. The only party in Nepal to be elected with a majority, the NC formed a majority government following three elections in 1959, 1991, and 1999. Similarly, it emerged as the single largest party in the 2013 Constituent Assembly election, and it played a key role in the adoption of Nepal's Constitution in 2015. Furthermore, all elections in Nepal were handled by the Nepali Congress-led government in accordance with the party's commitment to democracy in Nepal. The Nepali National Congress and the Nepal Democratic Congress merged to form the party in 1950 along with democratic socialist ideas. The party has the second most mayor and deputy mayors in the 2017 election, with 266 and 223 respectively. It even has 2286 ward chairman and 8,679 ward members.

  • Mayor : 266
  • Deputy Mayor : 223
  • Ward Chairman : 2,286
  • Ward Member : 8,679

1. Communist Party of Nepal(Unified Marxist-Leninist)

Communist Party of Nepal(Unified Marxist-Leninist)
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The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), abbreviated CPN (UML), is Nepal's main left-wing party, having merged the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist–Leninist) in January 1991. It is the main opposition party in Nepal's Federal Parliament. In terms of membership, it was the second-largest party in Nepal. It is still one of Nepal's two major parties, along with the ruling Nepali Congress. Five governments have been led by the CPN (UML). The party has the most mayor and deputy mayors in the 2017 election, with 294 and 331 respectively. It even has 2,560 ward chairman and 10,912 ward members.

  • Mayor : 294
  • Deputy Mayor : 331
  • Ward Chairman : 2,569
  • Ward Member : 10,912