The 2013 general elections in Pakistan marked a watershed in the electoral and democratic history of the country. The elections were held following the completion of the constitutional tenure of the outgoing assemblies—the first such transition from one purely civilian government to another. The elections were also the first to be organized by the post-18th Constitutional Amendment restructuring of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
FAFEN, the leading civil society network covering issues of election and governance, achieved its own landmark in implementing the largest citizen observation exercise to date. FAFEN observed 2013 general elections in Pakistan and compiled a detail report on National Assembly Election Results Analysis using Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT). The findings of the observation, both on-field and desk, are compiled in a series of reports covering all aspects of the 2013 National Assembly general elections. One of several, this report focuses on the election results and their historical and comparative significance at the constituency level.
The goal behind the report is to present not only a citizen-led Parallel Vote Tabulation exercise but also an in-depth analysis of party and turnout trends and voting pattern in each National Assembly constituency.
Furthermore, given the lack of data in previous elections on turnout trends across the gender divide, the report partially answers the question at regional and national levels by calculating the estimated turnouts by the three (male, female and combined) types of polling stations. FAFEN believes the report will serve as an academic and practical guide to understand the complexities of voting behavior in light of each constituency’s political context.
The report has been prepared by information obtained through the official documents released by the ECP as well as through field observers deployed by FAFEN on Election Day, in particular the Form XIV – the forms on which the results of polling stations are compiled by the presiding officers.
This report reviews the results of 266 of the 272 general seats of the National Assembly. The remaining six constituencies are not in the purview of this report owing to reasons listed as under.
- Elections were not held in three constituencies (NA-38, NA-83 and NA-254) as part of the general election exercise.
- The gazette results were withheld due to:
- ECP’s order of re-polling at 21 polling stations of NA-46
- ECP’s order for recounting of votes in NA-103
- Supreme Court order to withhold the notification for NA-237
The key findings, as does the rest of the report, therefore, do not account for the above-mentioned constituencies.
To read the region wise and constituency wise reports, you can visit Election Result Analysis.
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