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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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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Ghotki-II By-Election Witnesses Slight Decline in Turnout Since GE-2018, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Observed

ISLAMABAD, July 24, 2019:  NA-205 Ghotki-II by-election held on July 23, 2019 witnessed a slight decline 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 Wednesday. FAFEN deployed 74 (64 men and 10 women) trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers for the…

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FAFEN Observes Election Campaign Environment in Newly Merged Districts

ISLAMABAD, July 18, 2019: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released its third update on the observation of election campaign environment in the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Thursday. The purpose of observation is to contribute to the evolution of an election process that is free, fair, transparent and accountable, in…

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FAFEN to Observe Elections in Newly Merged Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD, July 18, 2019: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), which is supported by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA), will observe the Provincial Assembly elections in 16 constituencies of the newly merged districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on July 20, 2019, says a press statement issued here on Thursday. The purpose of…

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Constituency-wise Data of Form-45 with Signatures by Polling Agents

ISLAMABAD, December 3, 2018: Only five percent of 78,467 Form-45 (Result of the Count) prepared for the National Assembly (NA) election in 249 constituencies were signed by the polling agents representing political parties and candidates, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a press statement issued here on Monday. Under Section 90 (12) of…

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FAFEN’S Analysis of Voter Turnout in GE-2018

FAFEN’s Analysis of Voter Turnout in GE-2018

Islamabad, August 12, 2018: Although national voter turnout decreased marginally from 53.62% in 2013 to 51.99% in General Election 2018 (GE-2018), as many as 8.45 million more voters turned out to vote as compared to General Election 2013 (GE2013), indicating an abiding commitment and interest of citizens to exercise their right to choose their government representatives.

The significant increase in the number of voters is primarily due to an unprecedented increase in voter registration between the two general elections – from 86.18 million in 2013 to 105.96 million in 2018. The increase in the number of registered voters in the five years between the 2013 and 2018 elections (19.77 million) was more than the increase in the 10 years between the 2002 and 2013 elections (14.27 million). Similarly, between polls in 2002 and 2008, only 8.88 million were added to the electoral rolls, and between polls in 2008 and 2013, the voter population increased by a mere 5.39 million. Read More >>

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