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Pakistan Election Result 2013: Nawaz Sharif's party PML-N bagged 126 Seats

 14-MAY-2013

The Election Commission of Pakistan on 14 May 2013 announced results of 272 National Assembly seats, with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz heading the count with 126 seats, followed by the Pakistan Peoples Party with 31 seats.

The voting took place for all parliamentary constituencies of Pakistan to elect 342 members for the National assembly, including 60 seats reserved for women and 10 for non-Muslims, simultaneously voting took place for the four Provincial Assemblies of Punjab, KPK, Sindh and Balochistan as well. Over 4600 candidates a contested at the centre for National Assembly seats, while 11000 candidates contested at provincial levels.

As per the article 51 (6) c of the constitution of Pakistan the members to the seats reserved for women which are allocated to a Province under clause (3) shall be elected in accordance with law through proportional representation system of political parties' lists of candidates on the basis of total number of general seats secured by each political party from the Province concerned in the National Assembly.



Also with reference to the article 51 (6) e members to the seats reserved for non-Muslims shall be elected in accordance with law through proportional representation system of political parties' lists of candidates on the basis of total number of general seats won by each political party in the National Assembly.

Pakistan’s General election 2013 was the election to the 14th parliament of Pakistan. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared winner which was followed by a historic election.

The voting has taken place in all parliamentary constituencies of Pakistan, to elect Members (MNAs) to seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament.

It is worth mentioning here that the current National Assembly completed its constitutional term on 18 March 2013, five years after the first session of the National Assembly elected during the 2008 general election.

Pakistan Election 2013 was intended to elect members of the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the Majlis-e-Shoora (the nation's parliament).Pakistan's opposition parties, the Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (N) were the major contenders for the general Election.

The 63-year-old Sharif, belongs to Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (N) party. He had twice served as premier. Pakistan Muslim League-N attained an overpowering lead with 130 seats. The first runner up is Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with 37 seats and the last is Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) with 31 seats.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which had a tally of 124 in the 2008 elections and ruled the country for five years with the support of the MQM and the Awami National Party.

It is important here to note that to win a simple majority, a party or coalition would have to bag 137 of the 272 National Assembly seats for which polls were held. Another 70 seats, reserved for women and non-Muslims, will be allocated to parties according to their performance in polls.

To have a majority in the 342-member National Assembly, a party or coalition would need 172 seats. The Senate or upper house of the parliament is currently controlled by the PPP.

Party wise Statistics of the Provincial Assemblies Election

Punjab

Sindh

KPK

Balochistan

PML-N

211/297

PPPP

65/130

PTI

34/99

PMAP

10/51

IND

41/297

MQM

35/130

IND

14/99

PML-N

8/51

PTI

20/297

IND

8/130

PML-N

13/99

IND

8/51

PML-Q

8/297

PML-F

7/130

JUI-F

12/99

JUI-F

6/51

Seats

293/297

Seats

122/130

Seats

98/99

Seats

48/51

Facts to remember about Provincial Assemblies Election
• PML (N) leads Punjab Province with 211 out of 297 seats
• PPP Party leads the Sindh Province of Pakistan with 65 out of total 130 seats
• Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party leads the KPK Province with 34 out of total 99 seats.
• PMAP(Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party) leads the balochistan province  with 10 out 21 seats.


Some facts about the Election
• 4670 candidates standed for 272 seats in a first-past-the-post system in the 342-member lower house.
• Sixty seats reserved for women and 10 for non-Muslim minorities are distributed by proportional representation based on the parties’ share of the directly elected seats.  
• A total of 10955 candidates contested in elections for Pakistan s four provincial assemblies in Punjab, Sindh in the south, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the northwest and Baluchistan in the southwest.   
• Only 161 women standed for the national assembly, 3.5 percent of the candidates’ VOTERS.
•  There are 86.2 million registered voters -- 37.6 million women and 48.6 million men.

 

 



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By:Hanif Awan | On:15-MAY-2013 20:16:12


We are not satisfied with elections result, imran should have more seats if election is fair..


By:Muhammad Irfan | On:15-MAY-2013 09:28:59


Respectfully stated that all parties in MNA/MPA seat should be addvertized,morever Key personels result should be added.regards


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