Nepal: Government


Nepal is governed under the constitution of 2015 as amended. The president, a largely ceremonial position, is head of state and is elected by the parliament and provincial assemblies for a five-year term; the president may serve two terms. The prime minister is head of government and is chosen by the parliament. The Federal Parliament consists of the House of Representatives, whose 275 members are either elected from constituencies (three fifths) or proportionally on a national basis (two fifths) to five-year terms, and the National Assembly, whose 59 members are indirectly elected by state and municipal officials, except for three appointed by the president, to six year terms. Administratively, the country is divided into seven provinces.

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