Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of Nepal/ Nepál alhirayya
(female suffrage 1951)

Also see Nepal Ministers

Around 1982 Member of the Presidium of the Pasthtriya Panchyat Sabha Kamal Shah

1997-98 Deputy Speaker of the Pratindhi Sabha Lila Shrestha Subba

1999-2007 Deputy Speaker of the Pratinidhi Sabha Chitra Lekha Yadav
2006 Acting Speaker (26.04-13.05)
2007-08 Deputy Speaker of the Interim Legislature
Also known as Chitralekha, she was MP for Nepali Congress 1999-2008. The parliament was supspended by the king in 2002 and when it was reeinstated, the former Speaker resigned because of his support for the Royal takeover of power and she took over his duties. Her party wanted to nominated her as Speaker, but the other parties in the Coalition was against it. 2006 she refused an appointment as Minister of Water Affairs. 2007 the House of Representatives was replaced by an Interim Legislature which was in office until the election of a Constituent Assembly in April 2008. She did not get elected or nominated to the CA. Minister of Education in 2014.

 2006-07 Member of the Panel of the House of Representatives Kashi Poudel

 2006-07 Member of the Panel of the House of Representatives Tara Samayangya

 2006-07 Member of the Panel of the House of Representatives Sushila Nepal

2008-13 Vice-Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly Purna Kumari Subedi
Member for the CPN-Maoist, she was elected the only Vice-Chair in November.

2014-15 Vice-Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Onsari Gharti Magar
2015- Speaker of the Parliament
UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker

Last update 25.10.15