Top 10 Parties With The Highest Number Of Votes In The Local Election Of 2079

Last updated on 2022-11-27
Top 10 Parties With The Highest Number Of Votes In The Local Election Of 2079

Nepal's political system is based on a parliamentary republic with a multi-party system. The Prime Minister and their cabinet wield executive power, while Parliament has legislative power. Since the early 1990s, the governing Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) have been the primary adversaries, with one party beating the other in successive elections. On 13 May 2022, Nepalese local elections were conducted in six metropolitan cities, eleven sub-metropolitan cities, 276 municipalities, and 460 rural communities. Below listed are the Top 10 Parties With The Highest Number Of Votes In The Local ELection Of 2079.

*The ranking is done based on research done by The Everest List with the help of the Election Commission Of Nepal.

10. Janamat Party

Janamat Party
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Nepal's Janamat Party is a political party. C. K. Raut, a former nationalist leader, founded the Alliance for Independent Madhesh. It was founded following the signing of an 11-point deal with the Nepalese government, which resulted in the end of his separatist struggle with KP Oli. Since the 2022 local elections, the party has been the sixth largest in Madhesh province's local levels. There are two mayors, one deputy mayor, 19 ward chairmen, and 64 ward members from this party.

  • Votes : 1,15,035
  • Mayor/Chair : 2
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 1
  • Ward Chair : 19
  • Ward Members : 74
  • Total Seats : 96
  • Percentage : 1

9. Loktantrik Samajwadi Party

Loktantrik Samajwadi Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

Loktantrik Samajwadi Party translated to Democratic Socialist Party is a recently formed political party with the election symbol of a bicycle. The party was registered at the election commission on August 18th, 2021, and has Mahanta Thakur as its president. The party got 16 mayoral seats in the 8 districts, namely, Bara, Parsa, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Saptari, Rautahat, Rupandehi, and Kapilvastu. The party also got 12 deputy mayoral seats. In total the party acquired a total of 2.44 lakh votes.

  • Votes : 2,44,882
  • Mayor/Chair : 16
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 12
  • Ward Chair : 103
  • Ward Members : 450
  • Total Seats : 581
  • Percentage : 2.12

8. Rastriya Prajatantra Party

Rastriya Prajatantra Party
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The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is a Hindu nationalist and constitutional monarchist political party. The party was founded by former prime ministers Surya Bahadur Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand, who each served two terms. Rastriya Prajatantra Party was created on May 29th, 1990 by the governing elite of the Panchayat regime. Due to technical disputes, the party split in 1991, resulting in the formation of two parties with the same name. The party got a total of 3.64 lakh votes in the recent election. The party acquired 4 mayoral seats and 4 deputy mayoral seats along with 235 seats for ward members.

  • Votes : 3,64,160
  • Mayor/Chair : 4
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 4
  • Ward Chair : 62
  • Ward Members : 235
  • Total Seats : 305
  • Percentage : 3.16

7. Independents

Independents
Image Source: Rising Nepal Daily

A politician who is independent and not affiliated or linked with any political party or bureaucratic organization fall under the group of independents while the votes are tallied. 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 previous ties to a political party being former members or holding similar ideas of a particular party. However, they opt not to run in its name or are unable to do so because the party has chosen another candidate. Balen Shah was elected the 15th mayor of Kathmandu despite running for the election independently. The politicians running independently gathered a total of 3.12 lakh votes in the local election of 2079.

  • Votes : 3,12,645
  • Mayor/Chair : 13
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 4
  • Ward Chair : 136
  • Ward Members : 232
  • Total Seats : 385
  • Percentage : 2.71

6. CPN (Unified Socialist)

CPN (Unified Socialist)
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The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has two other major factions under the name CPN. The unified socialist or ‘एकीकृत समाजवादी’ has the election symbol of a pen. The party was formed on the 18th of August 2021 after registering at the election commission and was approved on the 25th of August of the same year. The party received a total of 4.22 lakh votes in the election of 2079. Among which the party got 20 mayoral seats and 23 deputy mayoral seats. The party got a total of 986 seats.

  • Votes : 4,22,737
  • Mayor/Chair : 20
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 23
  • Ward Chair : 190
  • Ward Members : 753
  • Total Seats : 986
  • Percentage : 3.66

5. People's Socialist Party

People's Socialist Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

People’s Socialist Party, Nepal was created via the union of the two political parties in Nepal, the Samajbadi Party, Nepal, led by Baburam Bhattarai and Upendra Yadav, and the Rastriya Janata Party, Nepal, with Mahantha Thakur and five other party leaders on its presidium. 30 mayors, 31 Deputy mayors, 295 ward chairpersons and 1,192 ward members were announced from this party. Amongst the candidates from this People’s Socialist Party, over a total of 577,380 votes were received.

  • Votes : 5,77,380
  • Mayor/Chair : 30
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 31
  • Ward Chair : 295
  • Ward Members : 1,192
  • Total Seats : 1,548
  • Percentage : 5

4. CPN (Maoist Centre)

CPN (Maoist Centre)
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Nepal's third-largest political party is the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center). Three governments have been led by the party, from 2008 to 2009 and from 2016 to 2017 under the tenure of Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) and 2013-2015 under the tenure of Baburam Bhattarai. This party conducted the people’s armed war in Nepal aiming the establishment of “People’s Democracy in Nepal.” It has 121 Mayors, 128 Deputy Mayors, 1,053 ward chairpersons and 3,742 ward members. In total the party acquired over a total of 15 lakh votes (1,503,247).

  • Votes : 15,03,247
  • Mayor/Chair : 121
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 128
  • Ward Chair : 1,053
  • Ward Members : 3,742
  • Total Seats : 5,044
  • Percentage : 13.03

3. CPN (Unified Marxist–Leninist)

CPN (Unified Marxist–Leninist)
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Communist Party of Nepal(CPN) (Unified Marxist-Leninist) party was established in January 1991. This was formed by merging CPN (Marxist) and CPN (Marxist–Leninist). Famous politician KP Sharma Oli is the current chairman of this party. Man Mohan Adhikari and Madan Bhandari are the pioneers of this party. It is the second largest party in Nepal in local levels with 206 mayors, 240 Deputy Mayors, 2,132 ward chairpersons and 9,312 ward members. In total the party acquired over a total of 38 lakh votes (3,811,602).

  • Votes : 38,11,602
  • Mayor/Chair : 206
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 240
  • Ward Chair : 2,132
  • Ward Members : 9,312
  • Total Seats : 11,890
  • Percentage : 33.03

2. Nepali Congress

Nepali Congress
Image Source: Nepal News

In Calcutta, India, on January 25, 1946, Matrika Prasad Koirala founded the Nepali National Congress. This initiative has since grown to be the biggest local party in Nepal. According to local election results from 2079, Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, a member of the Nepali Congress party, was the country's first democratically elected prime minister. There are 329 mayors, 301 deputy mayors, 2,658 chairpersons and 10,442 ward members. Nepali Congress played a significant role in the political transition of Nepal leading to a republican, secular state. In total the party acquired over a total of 39 lakh votes (3,956,193).

  • Votes : 39,56,193
  • Mayor/Chair : 329
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 301
  • Ward Chair : 2,658
  • Ward Members : 10,442
  • Total Seats : 13,730
  • Percentage : 34.25

1. Nepal Workers Peasants Party

Nepal Workers Peasants Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

The Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party (NWPP), formerly known as the Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party, is a Nepalese political party. Narayan Man Bijukchhe created the party on January 23, 1975, and it is primarily supported in Bhaktapur. The party supports the Workers' Party of Korea and has labeled Juche as a "directed philosophy." This party has one mayor, one deputy mayor, 19 ward chairmen, and 64 ward members. This party received a total of 48,606 votes.

  • Votes : 48,606
  • Mayor/Chair : 1
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 1
  • Ward Chair : 19
  • Ward Members : 64
  • Total Seats : 85
  • Percentage : 0.42

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10. Janamat Party

Janamat Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

Nepal's Janamat Party is a political party. C. K. Raut, a former nationalist leader, founded the Alliance for Independent Madhesh. It was founded following the signing of an 11-point deal with the Nepalese government, which resulted in the end of his separatist struggle with KP Oli. Since the 2022 local elections, the party has been the sixth largest in Madhesh province's local levels. There are two mayors, one deputy mayor, 19 ward chairmen, and 64 ward members from this party.

  • Votes : 1,15,035
  • Mayor/Chair : 2
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 1
  • Ward Chair : 19
  • Ward Members : 74
  • Total Seats : 96
  • Percentage : 1

9. Loktantrik Samajwadi Party

Loktantrik Samajwadi Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

Loktantrik Samajwadi Party translated to Democratic Socialist Party is a recently formed political party with the election symbol of a bicycle. The party was registered at the election commission on August 18th, 2021, and has Mahanta Thakur as its president. The party got 16 mayoral seats in the 8 districts, namely, Bara, Parsa, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Saptari, Rautahat, Rupandehi, and Kapilvastu. The party also got 12 deputy mayoral seats. In total the party acquired a total of 2.44 lakh votes.

  • Votes : 2,44,882
  • Mayor/Chair : 16
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 12
  • Ward Chair : 103
  • Ward Members : 450
  • Total Seats : 581
  • Percentage : 2.12

8. Rastriya Prajatantra Party

Rastriya Prajatantra Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is a Hindu nationalist and constitutional monarchist political party. The party was founded by former prime ministers Surya Bahadur Thapa and Lokendra Bahadur Chand, who each served two terms. Rastriya Prajatantra Party was created on May 29th, 1990 by the governing elite of the Panchayat regime. Due to technical disputes, the party split in 1991, resulting in the formation of two parties with the same name. The party got a total of 3.64 lakh votes in the recent election. The party acquired 4 mayoral seats and 4 deputy mayoral seats along with 235 seats for ward members.

  • Votes : 3,64,160
  • Mayor/Chair : 4
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 4
  • Ward Chair : 62
  • Ward Members : 235
  • Total Seats : 305
  • Percentage : 3.16

7. Independents

Independents
Image Source: Rising Nepal Daily

A politician who is independent and not affiliated or linked with any political party or bureaucratic organization fall under the group of independents while the votes are tallied. 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 previous ties to a political party being former members or holding similar ideas of a particular party. However, they opt not to run in its name or are unable to do so because the party has chosen another candidate. Balen Shah was elected the 15th mayor of Kathmandu despite running for the election independently. The politicians running independently gathered a total of 3.12 lakh votes in the local election of 2079.

  • Votes : 3,12,645
  • Mayor/Chair : 13
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 4
  • Ward Chair : 136
  • Ward Members : 232
  • Total Seats : 385
  • Percentage : 2.71

6. CPN (Unified Socialist)

CPN (Unified Socialist)
Image Source: Wikimedia

The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has two other major factions under the name CPN. The unified socialist or ‘एकीकृत समाजवादी’ has the election symbol of a pen. The party was formed on the 18th of August 2021 after registering at the election commission and was approved on the 25th of August of the same year. The party received a total of 4.22 lakh votes in the election of 2079. Among which the party got 20 mayoral seats and 23 deputy mayoral seats. The party got a total of 986 seats.

  • Votes : 4,22,737
  • Mayor/Chair : 20
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 23
  • Ward Chair : 190
  • Ward Members : 753
  • Total Seats : 986
  • Percentage : 3.66

5. People's Socialist Party

People's Socialist Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

People’s Socialist Party, Nepal was created via the union of the two political parties in Nepal, the Samajbadi Party, Nepal, led by Baburam Bhattarai and Upendra Yadav, and the Rastriya Janata Party, Nepal, with Mahantha Thakur and five other party leaders on its presidium. 30 mayors, 31 Deputy mayors, 295 ward chairpersons and 1,192 ward members were announced from this party. Amongst the candidates from this People’s Socialist Party, over a total of 577,380 votes were received.

  • Votes : 5,77,380
  • Mayor/Chair : 30
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 31
  • Ward Chair : 295
  • Ward Members : 1,192
  • Total Seats : 1,548
  • Percentage : 5

4. CPN (Maoist Centre)

CPN (Maoist Centre)
Image Source: Wikimedia

Nepal's third-largest political party is the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center). Three governments have been led by the party, from 2008 to 2009 and from 2016 to 2017 under the tenure of Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) and 2013-2015 under the tenure of Baburam Bhattarai. This party conducted the people’s armed war in Nepal aiming the establishment of “People’s Democracy in Nepal.” It has 121 Mayors, 128 Deputy Mayors, 1,053 ward chairpersons and 3,742 ward members. In total the party acquired over a total of 15 lakh votes (1,503,247).

  • Votes : 15,03,247
  • Mayor/Chair : 121
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 128
  • Ward Chair : 1,053
  • Ward Members : 3,742
  • Total Seats : 5,044
  • Percentage : 13.03

3. CPN (Unified Marxist–Leninist)

CPN (Unified Marxist–Leninist)
Image Source: Recent Fusion

Communist Party of Nepal(CPN) (Unified Marxist-Leninist) party was established in January 1991. This was formed by merging CPN (Marxist) and CPN (Marxist–Leninist). Famous politician KP Sharma Oli is the current chairman of this party. Man Mohan Adhikari and Madan Bhandari are the pioneers of this party. It is the second largest party in Nepal in local levels with 206 mayors, 240 Deputy Mayors, 2,132 ward chairpersons and 9,312 ward members. In total the party acquired over a total of 38 lakh votes (3,811,602).

  • Votes : 38,11,602
  • Mayor/Chair : 206
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 240
  • Ward Chair : 2,132
  • Ward Members : 9,312
  • Total Seats : 11,890
  • Percentage : 33.03

2. Nepali Congress

Nepali Congress
Image Source: Nepal News

In Calcutta, India, on January 25, 1946, Matrika Prasad Koirala founded the Nepali National Congress. This initiative has since grown to be the biggest local party in Nepal. According to local election results from 2079, Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, a member of the Nepali Congress party, was the country's first democratically elected prime minister. There are 329 mayors, 301 deputy mayors, 2,658 chairpersons and 10,442 ward members. Nepali Congress played a significant role in the political transition of Nepal leading to a republican, secular state. In total the party acquired over a total of 39 lakh votes (3,956,193).

  • Votes : 39,56,193
  • Mayor/Chair : 329
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 301
  • Ward Chair : 2,658
  • Ward Members : 10,442
  • Total Seats : 13,730
  • Percentage : 34.25

1. Nepal Workers Peasants Party

Nepal Workers Peasants Party
Image Source: Wikimedia

The Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party (NWPP), formerly known as the Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party, is a Nepalese political party. Narayan Man Bijukchhe created the party on January 23, 1975, and it is primarily supported in Bhaktapur. The party supports the Workers' Party of Korea and has labeled Juche as a "directed philosophy." This party has one mayor, one deputy mayor, 19 ward chairmen, and 64 ward members. This party received a total of 48,606 votes.

  • Votes : 48,606
  • Mayor/Chair : 1
  • Deputy Mayor/Chair : 1
  • Ward Chair : 19
  • Ward Members : 64
  • Total Seats : 85
  • Percentage : 0.42

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