FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: ECP Urged to Improve Public Access to DEC Offices

Pre-U23/01-April-2013: This report highlights issues relating to security and public accessibility of District Election Commissioner (DEC) offices observed by the District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in 47 districts between March 11 and 20, 2013. It identifies potential public accessibility problems in eight of the 47 observed DEC offices and a need for enhanced security measures in 29 offices.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Fifteen Office-bearers of Parties Allege Violence and Intimidation against Workers

Pre-U22/29-Mar-2013: This report is based on direct interviews of political party office-bearers conducted by District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) deployed across the country by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It has been compiled from data gathered between March 18 and 22, 2013, from 79 districts – 26 in Punjab, 22 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 18 in Sindh, 10 in Balochistan, and three in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). FAFEN DLTOs use a standardized interview format for discussions with political party office-bearers, which includes three questions on violence.

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FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: Parties Naming Candidates; Defections at Peak

Pre-U21/28-Mar-2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has deployed 130 District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) in districts across the country to observe all aspects of the election process. The observers send data to the FAFEN Election Observation Secretariat in Islamabad, which uses it to publish pre-election updates distributed to the public, media and other stakeholders. The information is also used to raise issues with the stakeholders to help improve the electoral process.

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