ElectionGudie

July 25, 2018 Confirmed

53,123,733
Voted
Pakistan

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Election for Qaumī Asimbli'e Pākistān (Pakistani National Assembly)

Results

Cast Votes:53,123,733
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independents 13 None

Movement for Justice 148 - 16,903,702

31.82%

Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz Sharif faction 82 - 12,934,589

24.35%

Pakistan People’s Party 54 - 6,924,356

13.03%

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 15 - 2,573,939

4.85%

Grand Democratic Alliance 3 - 1,260,147

2.37%

Awami National Party 1 - 815,998

1.54%

Muttahida Qaumi Movement 7 - 733,245

1.38%

Pakistan Muslim League-Qaid 5 - 517,408

0.97%

Balochistan Awami Party 5 - 319,348

0.60%

Balochistan National Party 4 - 238,817

0.45%

Awami Muslim League Pakistan 1 - 119,362

0.22%

Jamhoori Wattan Party 1 - 23,274

0.04%

More Info:

Pakistan: National Assembly, 25 July 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 342 seats in the National Assembly

Note on the Results: The seat count reflects 269 of the 272 single-member constituency winners. The remaining three seats will be added to the totals when available. Nine of the 13 independents who won seats have joined PTI since the election.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mamnoon HUSSAIN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Nasirul MULK (Caretaker)*
  • Assembly: Pakistan has a bicameral Parliament (Majlis-e-Shoora) consisting of the Senate with 104 seats and the National Assembly with 342 seats.

* In Pakistan, a caretaker Prime Minister is appointed to oversee the transition from one federal government to the next. 

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Senate, 104 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the National Assembly, 272 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 60 members are reserved for women to serve 5-year terms and 10 members are reserved for minorities to serve 5-year terms.**

* Senate members are indirectly elected by the provincial assemblies and the territories' representatives through a proportional representation singe transferable vote. Members serve six-year terms with one half elected every three years.

** The 70 reserved seats are elected by proportional representation with a 5 percent threshold. Breakdown of National Assembly seats by Province: Punjab (148 seats); Sindh (61 seats), the North West Frontier Province (NWFP, 35 seats), Balochistan (14 seats), the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA, 12 seats), and the Federal Capital (2 seats).

Main parties in the electoral race:

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal is a far-right religious coalition comprised of five parties: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP), Jamiat Ahle Hadith (JAH), and Islami Tehrik-e-Pakistan (PIT).

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 204,924,861 (July 2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 105,955,409 (2018)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 88,100,487 (2013)

·         Is Pakistan a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Pakistan ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (12 March 1996)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 70 (National Assembly) following the 2013 elections; 7 (Senate) following the 2012 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 147 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Pakistan a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2008)

·         Has Pakistan ratified CRPD: Yes (5 July 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 27,178,896 (est.)