FAFEN Parliament Monitor – 100 Days of 14th National Assembly of Pakistan

The 14th National Assembly took oath on June 1, 2013 after a landmark smooth and democratically managed transfer of power. Despite allegations of rigging and irregularities in the May 11 elections, the transition of power remained august as the newly-elected members took oath indicating at the increasing maturity that political organization had achieved, strengthening democracy. The oath-taking of members was followed by the election of the Speaker in a triangular contest that clearly established the majority of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) in the National Assembly.

Following the Speaker’s election, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was elected as the Prime Minister – Leader of the House – with 244 votes. This was the second time in the political history of Pakistan that the PMLN secured a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly.

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