| Nepal is a constitutional
Head of State
King Maharajadhira Gyanendra since 2001.
The centre of legislative and executive power is the bicameral parliament
comprising the 205-seat Pratinidhi Sabha (House of the States),
whose members are directly elected to serve a 5-year term,
and the 60-seat Rashtriya Sabha (House of States).
Maharajadhira Gyanendra dissolved the House of States, dismissed
the Prime Minister and assumed full control of the government.