Delay in By-Elections Violates Constitution

ISLAMABAD, May 5, (2008): The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) notes with concern the second postponement of by-elections by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) through a non-transparent and non-consultative process.

Details

Long-Term Electoral System Reform Essential

General Elections 2008 have been the most closely watched ever in Pakistan’s history. Several observers and commentators have already expressed their satisfaction with the administration of the polls of Election Day.

Details

FAFEN Election Day Observation Update (as of 2000 PST)

Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) is the first effort in Pakistan to put trained, neutral observers in a statistically-relevant sample of polling stations in almost every National Assembly constituency nationwide. FAFEN observers are present in approximately one in every ten polling stations (7,500 out of 64,000 total stations). Because of this statistical sample, FAFEN…

Details

FAFEN to deploy 20,000 Election Day observers

KARACHI, January 27, 2008 – The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), a coalition of 40 independent, non-partisan civil society organizations formed in 2006, is appointing about 20,000 Polling Station Observers (PSOs) to observe the election process in every district of Pakistan on Election Day, February 18, 2008.

Details

Against the backdrop of reports that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is considering delay in general elections scheduled for January 8, 2008,

December 31, 2007 – Islamabad: Against the backdrop of reports that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is considering delay in general elections scheduled for January 8, 2008, the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Chief Election Commissioner to take all political parties in confidence before announcing the new date.

Details

FAFEN to Field 20,000 Non-Partisan Observers on Election Day

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2007 – The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), a coalition of 40 independent, non-partisan civil society organizations formed in 2006, is appointing more than 16,000 Polling Station Observers (PSOs) to observe the election process in every district of Pakistan on Election Day, January, 8, 2008.

Details