Orderly and Peaceful Cantonment Boards LG Elections Register Low Turnout, Fewer Women Candidates & Electoral Irregularities

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2021: Around one-third of the registered voters in Pakistan’s cantonment boards went to vote on September 12, 2021 in an election that remained largely peaceful, orderly and free of controversy in an otherwise competitive but highly fragmented political environment. The acceptability of election outcome by all major political contenders without any major reservations is a positive first that will help strengthen democratic traditions in the country.

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FAFEN TO OBSERVE LG ELECTIONS IN CANTONMENTS

ISLAMABAD, September 11, 2021: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will deploy 120 legally-accredited, duly-trained and non-partisan observers to observe the local government elections in 39 Cantonment Boards across the country being held on Sunday, September 12, 2021. As many as 74 male and 46 female observers will observe the voting and counting processes…

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By-Election in PS-70 Badin-I Peaceful and Generally Well-Managed

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2021: PS-70 Badin-I by-election held on May 20, 2021 witnessed significant decline (18.57 percent) in voter turnout since 2018 general elections (GE) and low incidence of electoral violations, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report on Friday. As many as 58,545 registered voters – 33,751 (36.8 percent) men and…

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Around 53% Turnout, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Mark PP-84 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2021: Despite hot weather and COVID-19 associated challenges, the PP-84 Khushab-III by-election on Wednesday, May 5 witnessed improved election management and an encouraging turnout (52.99 percent) with low incidence of procedural violations. As many as 155,089 registered voters – 86,178 (55.56 percent) men and 68,911 (50.09 percent) women – exercised their right…

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Low Voter Turnout Marks NA-249 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, May 01, 2021: The NA-249 Karachi West-II by-election on April 29 saw a substantial decline in voter turnout, mainly due to the hot weather and Ramzan. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ensured strict compliance to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. Despite a competitive campaign, the poll recorded a turnout of 21.6 percent of…

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Re-Poll in Daska Orderly, Generally Peaceful and Well-Managed

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2021: NA-75 Sialkot-IV (Daska) by-election held on April 10, 2021 witnessed low incidences of electoral violations as procedures were generally transparent and election staff conducted the process with care and mostly in accordance with prescribed regulations. Political competition was heightened following the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), which was…

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Dadu-IV By-Election Witnesses Decline in Voter Turnout

Dadu-IV By-Election Witnesses Decline in Voter Turnout

Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Observed ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2019: Low turnout of voters marked the peaceful by-election for Sindh Assembly constituency PS-86 Dadu-IV. Observers deployed by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) recorded a relatively lesser incidence of procedural irregularities in comparison to a recent by-election for PS-11 Larkana-II, says FAFEN’s observation report. The…

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Procedural Irregularities Persist in Low-Turnout Larkana By-Election

Procedural Irregularities Persist in Low-Turnout Larkana By-Election

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2019: Low-turnout, peaceful by-election for the provincial constituency seat in Larkana was marked by persisting procedural irregularities and statistically improbable turnout at at least one of the booths of 30 percent of the observed polling stations, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its observation report. The report is based…

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