If the government-Maoist peace talks succeed and the country heads towards a constituent assembly, there will be elections for 409 seats. An interim arrangement with 315 seats will also be formed. Although issues like weapons management and the fate of the monarchy are still unsolved, both sides have agreed to the number of seats in the constituent assembly and the interim management.
According to sources, the number of seats for the constituent assembly increased, as the terms of National Assembly members had not expired and the seven parties demanded that their members of the lower House of Representatives also be included. The total number of members in both the houses stands at 209 at the moment.
The number in the HoR is less than 200, as some MPs have died, some were murdered, and others were expelled by their parties for supporting the royal regime. There are less than a dozen members left in the 60-seat National Assembly, as elections to it have not been held in the last five years, and the king did not nominate any members.
The Maoists had proposed forming a 51-member interim arrangement [sic] comprising representatives of civil society and party leaders, but they also agreed to the parties' proposal to include members from both Houses. The interim arrangement will have 203 MPsfrom both Houses. The remaining 106 members will come from the Maoist side and from civil society. Some MPs in the Lower House supported the regression and accepted ministerial and administrative posts dispensed by the royal regime. Their seats are to be given to the Left Front.