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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NA-75 Controversy Mars an Otherwise Improved Quality of Recent By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2021: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observed an improved quality of electoral processes during the by-elections held from February 16 to 21, 2021, on five provincial and three national assembly constituencies. However, the post-counting events in NA-75 Sialkot-IV, which prompted the Election Commission to withhold the constituency results, overshadowed the improvements.…

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Over 60% Turnout, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Mark PS-52 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 19, 2021: Despite COVID-19 associated challenges, the PS-52 Umer Kot-II by-elections witnessed an encouraging male and female turnout with low incidence of procedural violations indicating improved election management by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). This was first by-election held after the ECP’s decision to postpone polls due to the outbreak of COVID-19…

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GBA-3 Election Records a Low Incidence of Irregularities, High Turnout

ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2020:  Around two-thirds of registered voters for GBA-3 Gilgit-III came out to vote in a peaceful election held a week after the region elected its representatives for Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly (GBA) elsewhere. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observers reported a low incidence of irregularities in the constituency’s election compared to general elections,…

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FAFEN Observation and Assessment of Nominations and Candidates in GB Elections

Dear All, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has launched its third pre-election update on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections on Monday. This update is based upon observation of the nomination and scrutiny process and the candidacy dynamics from a gender-specific lens. The update titled as “Women in Elections: Observation and Assessment of Nominations and Candidates” is…

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Women in Elections: Analysis of Registered Voters in Gilgit-Baltistan

Dear All, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) launched its second pre-election update on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections. This update titled as Women in Elections: Analysis of voters registered for GB Elections. The update provides an in-depth gender analysis of voters registered for GB elections on November 15, 2020. This update offers a comparative review of the…

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FAFEN Urges ECGB to Ensure Access and Participation of Women, Seasonal Migrants in GB Polls

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2020: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the Election Commission of Gilgit-Baltistan (ECGB) to take appropriate measures to further improve voters’ access to polling stations, particularly of women and seasonal migrants, for the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly election scheduled for November 15, 2020. A FAFEN statement Thursday said that such measures…

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