The General Elections in Pakistan will take place on 11th May 2013. The election will be 11th May 2013. The results of these elections will be declared soon after the elections.
The 2013 Pakistan General Elections will take place for all the 342 seats to the National Assembly and 172 seats are needed for a majority, to form a government.
According to reports, President Asif Ali Zardari after receiving a formal proposal from Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for setting a date for the general election, announced that the polls would be held on 11 May 2013.
As of March, the Election Commission of Pakistan has put final touches to its preparations for the upcoming general elections.
The polls are significant as it will be the first time in the history of Pakistan that an elected government would hand over power to its successor government by the means elections.
The last general election was held in Pakistan on 18th February 2008 in which PPP and PML(N) formed the new coalition government with Yosaf Raza Gillani as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The last PPP-led government served its full tenure of five years, something which the country has never seen in its 66 years of history.
The country’s military has ruled approximately half the period since 1947, staging coups to topple civilian governments thrice. The last time a military coup took place was in October 1999 when Pervez Musharraf overthrew the Nawaz Sharif regime.
The Pakistani parliament was dissolved on the midnight of March 16 as the government’s mandate expired and a caretaker government has now been in place to oversee the country’s functioning till the next election are held on 11th May 2013.
Once the elections take place, the results of these elections will be announced.
For the general elections, the socialist-oriented PPP has allied with PML(Q), while on the conservative side, the PML has allied with PML(F) and Sunni Tehreek. Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan lead centrist PTI has allied with the Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami in the North western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while it will contest elections without any political ally in other three provinces
According to statistics of Election Commission of Pakistan, 85.04 million registered voters in the country will vote in for the Pakistan General Elections 2013.
Live Coverage, Updates, Counting of Votes and Announcement of Results of Pakistan General Elections 2013 will be available on Pakistani News Channels like – Aman TV, Aaj News, Zindagi News, ARY News, Dawn News, Dunya News, Express News, Geo News, Geo tez, Indus News, Metro One, News One, PTV News, PTV World, Royal News, SAMAA TV, Waqt News, CNBC Pakistan, Khyber News, etc.
More for details visit official website of Election Commission of Pakistan -