The Election Commission has written to the parties to send the names for House of Representatives (HoR) elected through the proportional representation (PR) system by Monday evening.
CPN-UML has been allocated 41 HoR seats through the PR system, Nepali Congress (NC) 40, CPN (Maoist Center) 17, and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) six each.
The HoR will have 275 members including the 165 elected through the first-past-the-post system and 110 to be elected through the PR system.
The EC has written to UML to send at least 37 women out of the 41 seats allocated to it. The constitution has a mandatory provision requiring all the parties to have at least one-third (33.33%) women in the federal parliament including the HoR and National Assembly. The EC has calculated the number of women and other clusters the parties must send after analyzing the composition of federal lawmakers following the National Assembly election.
Nepali Congress (NC), similarly, must send 20 women out of 40, Maoist Center 16 out of 17, RJP six out of six, and FSFN five out of six.
RJP will not comply with the mandatory one-third provision even after sending all-woman list.