Fraudulent Voting, Heavy Police Presence Mark PP-284 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2010: By-election for the PP-284 constituency of the Punjab Assembly [Bahawalnagar-VIII] was characterized by heavy presence of police in and around polling stations, campaigning and canvassing at polling stations in violation of the electoral laws, instances of possible fraudulent voting and significant procedural irregularities, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of PP-284 By-Election Observation.

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Fraudulent Voting, Interfering Police Mark PP-82 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2010: By-election for the eighty-second constituency of the Punjab Assembly [Jhang-X] was characterized by fraudulent voting at many polling stations, partisan election officials siding with one candidate or the other, police interfering with the electoral process and local influential and/or federal and provincial ministers campaigning and canvassing for certain candidates, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of PP-82 By-Election Observation.

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PB-25 By-Election Characterized by Violence, Intimidation

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2010: Amid heightened tension and multiple armed clashes, by-election for the 25th constituency of the Baluchistan Assembly [Jaffarabad-I] was characterized by restrictions on independent observation, widespread incidents of breach of women’s right to vote in secrecy and significant procedural irregularities, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of PB-25 By-Election Observation.

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NA-123 By-Election Observation Low Turnout, Heavy Police and Fraudulent Voting Observed

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2010: Low turnout, extremely heavy presence of police and paramilitary forces, campaigning and canvassing by supporters of contesting candidates around polling stations, campaign materials inside and within 100 yards of most polling stations of particularly the PML-N candidate and significantly high incidences of observed fraudulent voting marked the by-election for the NA-123 constituency of the National Assembly [Lahore-VI], reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report of NA-123 By-Election Observation.

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Police presence, weak Election Day administration mark NA-55 by-election

ISLAMABAD, February 24, 2010: By-election for the fifty-fifth constituency of the National Assembly [Rawalpindi-VI] was characterized by relatively low turnout, heavy presence of security forces, including intelligence officials, at times interfering with the electoral process, election officials failing to enforce electoral regulations and significant

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Women disenfranchised in a low turnout election

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of women were disenfranchised as mostly men in PF-75 Lakki Marwat went to the polls on February 10, 2010 which was characterized by low turnout, procedural irregularities, and illegal campaigning and canvassing around polling stations, says preliminary report released by the Free

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