FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: 300 election-related complaints pending with DECs, DROs and ROs

Pre-U36/29-April-2013: About three-fifths (447, or 59.8%) of the 747 complaints received by 197 Returning Officers (ROs), 39 District Returning Officers (DROs) and as many District Election Commissioners (DECs) between April 16 and 22, 2013, have been resolved successfully. Three hundred complaints (40.2%) were not yet resolved. The data was gathered by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) District and Constituency Long-Term Observers (DLTOs and CLTOs) across the country.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Candidates continue to defy Code

Pre-U35/26-April-2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has deployed Constituency Long Term Observers (CLTOs) in every National Assembly constituency across the country to observe the pre-election campaign period. These CLTOs report violations of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates, among other topics.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: 86% of observed campaign rallies violate ECP Code

Pre-U34/23-April-2013: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has deployed Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) in every National Assembly (NA) constituency across the country to observe all electoral processes, including election campaigning. This Pre-Election Update is based on CLTO reports about political rallies held between April 2 and 15, 2013.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: 512 Code of Conduct Violations in 10 Days

Pre-U33/20-April-2013: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has deployed Constituency Long Term Observers (CLTOs) in every National Assembly constituency across the country to observe the pre-election campaign period. CLTOs report violations of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates, among other topics.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Election officials hold 152 meetings with stakeholders

Pre-U32/18-April-2013: Free and Fair Election Network’s (FAFEN’s) District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) deployed across the country interviewed District Election Commissioners (DECs) between March 25 and April 1, 2013. The interviews with DECs were conducted in 31 districts of Punjab, 14 in Sindh, nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and one each in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Balochistan and Frontier Regions (FRs).

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: 40% Male, 42% Female NA Candidates without NTNs

Pre-U31/16-April-2013: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has published a list of candidates who have submitted nomination papers for contesting National Assembly constituencies for the 2013 General Election. The profile of every candidate contains a form from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), mentioning the National Tax Number (NTN) and the status of the candidate. The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has obtained the NTN data of all aspiring candidates from the ECP website.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Government offices, buildings used in political campaigning

Pre-U30/14-April-2013: This report highlights the use of state resources by political parties and candidates for election campaigns in various National Assembly (NA) constituencies around the country. It has been prepared from information gathered by Free and Fair Election Network’s (FAFEN’s) Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) from March 24 to April 2, 2013. FAFEN CLTOs are tasked to observe the participation of government officials in political activities and whether there is any campaign material, such as party flags, banners, posters, stickers and wall chalking, on or in the premises of government offices. They also observe announcements of development schemes as part of campaigning.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Incomplete documents get most candidates rejected

Pre-U29/13-April-2013: The scrutiny process of the nomination papers of candidates contesting the upcoming General Election was completed between April 1 and 7, 2013. The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has deployed Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) to observe the electoral processes in all constituencies across the country. This report has been prepared from data obtained by the CLTOs in 256 constituencies – 140 in Punjab, 60 in Sindh, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 13 in Balochistan, nine in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), two in Islamabad Capital Territory and one constituency in the Frontier Regions (FRs). The data regarding the rejection of candidates’ nomination papers was directly observed by the CLTOs, while the data on challenges against candidates was compiled after obtaining copies of objections filed with the RO offices.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Political Rallies Violate ECP Code of Conduct

Pre-U28/12-April-2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has deployed Constituency Long-Term Observers (CLTOs) in every National Assembly constituency across the country to observe all electoral processes including election campaigning. This Pre-Election Update is based on CLTO reports about political rallies held between March 24 and April 1, 2013.

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