Amidst the hue and cry of borderland terrorism, Pakistan is all ready to elect its political representatives. 25 July 2018 stands as the Pakistan General Election 2018 day in the country.
Pakistan government has developed new software for the Election Commission of Pakistan and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan to ensure unbiased, free and fair elections in the nation.
All citizens of 18 years and above will be eligible to cast vote in the upcoming Pakistan General Election 2018. A detailed list of contesting parties, candidates and number of seats won previously general elections is as follows:
Pakistan Muslim League- PPL (N) won 126 seats in the leadership of Shehbaz Sharif Pakistan Peoples Party-PPP won 33 seats in the leadership of Bilawal Zardari
Pakistan Tehreef-e-Insaf -PTI won 26 seats in the leadership of Imran Khan
Muttahida Quami Movement -MQM won 19 seats in the leadership Farooq Sattar
Pakistan General Election 2018 | Pakistan Lok Sabha Previous Election Report
The above data observes the victory of PPL(N) with 126 seats out of 342 total seats in the previous Pakistan General Election.
Moreover, there are three different methods of electing these 342 members of the National Assembly: 272 are elected in for a single member constituency through first-past-the-posting that is the candidate who gets the highest votes wins the seat, 60 seats are reserved for women candidates and 10 reserved for ethnic and religious minority groups.
A minimum of 126 seats are required by a particular party to win the elections. The data suggests that no party won a majority in the previous general elections and therefore Nawaz Sharif (leader of the party with maximum seats) was declared the Prime Minister till his disqualification in August 2017.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from the same party was made the Prime Minister for the remaining ten months before the country went for fresh general elections.
Pakistan General Election Prediction 2018
Scholars, analysts and political critics interpret uneasy for the upcoming Pakistan General Election 2018 Results. A chance of coalition (just as before) is likely on the cards. The minimum criterion for majority still seems dicey.
The party with maximum seats in the last elections seems to have suffered a massive loss. Scams and corruptive politics of Nawaz Sharif faced explicit criticism by the population. Next, South Punjab’s demand for a new province has also lead some members of Pakistan Muslim League to leave the party.
This is mainly because the latter does not stand in the good books of the voters of South Punjab. For some, Imran Khan’s party PTI is swaying the nation with its excellent work in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
This includes the establishment of law and order, depoliticization of police forces, provision of health insurance to its population, initiation of the “billion tree tsunami project” for environment protection etc.
In Karachi, MQM might crumble due to the populations over enthusiastic support for PTI and PPP. In Baluchistan, PPL (N) is expected to fail with other parties taking lead in coalition. For now, it is rather difficult to predict which party deserves victory.
But the available data and progress suggests that PTI (in coalition with others) has a bright chance to form the next government.