FAFEN Calls for Immediate Political Dialogue on Electoral Reforms

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2014: Urging political parties and parliamentarians to immediately initiate a political dialogue on wide-ranging reforms to improve the election system, the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) calls for complete authority to the Election Commission over the electoral officials and processes as a prerequisite for free, fair and transparent elections. In a…

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ECP Urged to Limit ROs Discretion, Define Objective Candidate Scrutiny Criteria

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2013: The discretion being applied by Returning Officers (ROs) in scrutinizing candidates for General Elections 2013 is compromising the fairness of the scrutiny process underway across Pakistan, said the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a press statement urging immediate corrective action by the Election Commission

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Counting Female Voters and Making Sure Female Voters Count

FAFEN Recommendations for Enhancing Women’s Electoral Participation

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2013: General Elections 2013 could be the time that female voters really count, and that female voters are finally counted in Pakistan.  In honor of International Women’s Day, 8 March, Free and Fair Elections Network (FAFEN) has called upon the

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FAFEN’s 11-point Agenda for Improving Quality of Elections

ISLAMABAD, January 11, 2013: General Elections 2013 must be held within the constitutionally stipulated period under a caretaker setup that is acceptable to political parties inside and outside the Parliament, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) at a press briefing in Islamabad on January 11, 2013. The caretaker setup at the federal and provincial…

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