Procedural Irregularities in Relatively Low Turnout Lodhran By-Election

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2018: Unchecked campaigning and canvassing and suspicious voting patterns mark the NA-154 by-election that remained peaceful amidst heavy presence of security personnel inside and outside polling stations, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. On average, 2.7 violations of electoral laws, rules and codes of conduct per polling station were…

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FAFEN Finds Serious Disparities in Voter-to-Population Proportions Across Pakistan

Warns low-voter-to-population proportions may be indicative of high voter under-registration; demands age-wise population data be made public immediately ISLAMABAD, February 5, 2018: Identifying serious disparities in the distribution of voter-to-population proportions across the provinces and districts, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to immediately publicly disclose…

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Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 09, 2018: Despite an improved legal and regulatory framework, electoral irregularities, procedural violations and weak enforcement characterized the low-turnout by-election of PP-20 Chakwal-I held on Tuesday, which otherwise remained peaceful, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This was the first by-election held under the Elections Act, 2017 which came into force in…

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FAFEN to Observe Chakwal By-Election with 48 Trained Citizen-Observers

FAFEN to Observe Chakwal By-Election with 48 Trained Citizen-Observers

ISLAMABAD January 8, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the PP-20 Chakwal-I by-election which will be conducted under the new Elections Act, 2017 on January 9, 2018. This Provincial Assembly seat fell vacant on October 30, 2017 due to the death of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) Chaudhry Liaquat Ali Khan During…

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Low Women Turnout, Unchecked Campaigning Mark Peshawar By-Election

ISLAMABAD, October 26, 2017: Low women turnout, unchecked campaign and canvassing around polling stations and suspicious voting patterns at 10 polling booths remained key deficiencies of an otherwise well-managed and peaceful by-election on NA-4 Peshawar-IV constituency, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. According to FAFEN estimates, the overall voter turnout is expected…

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FAFEN to Observe Peshawar By-Election with 52 Trained Observers

ECP to Pilot-Test 100 Electronic Voting Machines ISLAMABAD October 25, 2017: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) asserted its writ by reverting transfers of government officials and removing illegal visibility materials during the campaign for by-election in NA-4 Peshawar IV. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observers reported largely peaceful yet intense and competitive campaign in…

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Illegal Canvassing, Bar on Observers Reported from NA-120 Elections

Illegal Canvassing, Bar on Observers Reported from NA-120

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2017: Though Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) managed to control illegal campaigning and canvassing around the majority of polling stations during the by-election in NA-120 Lahore-III, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) reports that its observers witnessed party camps at one-fourth and provision of transport by candidates around one-third of observed polling stations.

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ECP Vigilance, Violations of Code of Conduct Mark NA-120 Campaign

ECP Vigilance, Violations of Code of Conduct Mark NA-120 Campaign

ISLAMABAD September 15, 2017: Violations of Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct by contesting parties, allegations on PML-N of use of state machinery by the opposing candidates and ECP’s continued vigilance in terms of taking notices of complaints remained the key highlights of FAFEN’s observation of competitive and intense campaign period ahead of NA-120 by-election.

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