FAFEN Releases Report on Candidates’ Scrutiny for Elections in Newly Merged Districts

ISLAMABAD, July 3, 2019: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released a report on the scrutiny of nominated candidates for provincial assembly elections in the newly merged districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Wednesday. The report is based on the information gathered systematically by FAFEN Long Term Observers (LTOs) at the Returning Officers’ (ROs)…

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Low Turnout Follows Lackluster Campaigning in Multan By-Election

Islamabad, April 1, 2019:  The by-election in PP-218 Multan VIII witnessed a 13 percent decline in the voter turnout since General Elections (GE) 2018 with seven polling stations recording statistically improbable voting patterns, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN deployed 30 (22 men and eight women) trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers for…

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Low Turnout, Campaign Violations Persist in Mansehra By-Election

Islamabad, February 27, 2019:  A decline in male voter turnout and violations of the Election Commission’s Code of Conduct for campaigning marked the PK-30 Mansehra-I by-election held on February 26, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Election Day proceedings remained smooth across the constituency with 47 percent registered voters turning out to…

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Low-Turnout and Campaign Violations Mark Karachi By-Election

Islamabad, January 28, 2019: A declining voter’s turnout and violations of Election Commission’s Code of Conduct for campaigning marked the PS-94 Korangi Karachi-III by-election held on January 27, 2019 observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN deployed 37 (23 men and 14 women) trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers for the observation of by-election.…

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Quetta By-Election Witnesses Low Voters’ Turnout, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2019: The by-election in PB-26 Quetta-III recorded a declining voters’ turnout and low incidence of electoral irregularities, replicating the trend witnessed during the by-polls held after General Election (GE)-2018. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) deployed 13 trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers, including two women for observation of by-election in the…

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Low Turnout, Higher Ratio of Excluded Ballots Mark PP-168 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2018: The declining voter turnout and low incidence of electoral irregularities mark the by-election in PP-168 Lahore-XXV which witnessed a shrinking margin of victory and a slight increase in ballots excluded from the count. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) deployed 23 trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers including eight women for…

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Constituency-wise Data of Form-45 with Signatures by Polling Agents

ISLAMABAD, December 3, 2018: Only five percent of 78,467 Form-45 (Result of the Count) prepared for the National Assembly (NA) election in 249 constituencies were signed by the polling agents representing political parties and candidates, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a press statement issued here on Monday. Under Section 90 (12) of…

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FAFEN Releases Key Election Observation Findings 2018

ISLAMABAD, November 30, 2018: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released its key observation findings of the General Election 2018 in a press conference here today. The major findings include Significant Improvements Accompanied by Persisting Irregularities; Statistically Improbable Voting Patterns; Illegalities and Irregularities Disaggregated by Region and Polling Stations; Inconsistent Enforcement of Electoral Laws and…

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