ElectionGudie

Oct. 10, 2002 Held

29,572,712
Voted
Pakistan

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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

Results

Cast Votes:29,572,712
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians 63 7,632,708

25.80%

Pakistan Muslim League-Qaid 77 7,316,411

25.70%

Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal Pakistan 45 3,349,436

11.30%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 342 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: General Pervez MUSHARRAF
  • Head of Government: President Pervez MUSHARRAF
  • Assembly: Pakistan has a bicameral Parliament (Majlis-e-Shoora) consisting of the Senate with 100 seats and the National Assembly with 342 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The General is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate 100 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 4-year terms. In the National Assembly 342 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms.**

** 60 seats represent women; 10 seats represent minorities.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Pakistan Muslim League-Qaid-i-Azam (PML-Q)
    • Leader: Zafarullah Khan JAMALI
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 77
  • Party: Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians (PPPP)
    • Leader: Makhdoom Amin FAHIM
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 63
  • Party: Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal Pakistan (MMA)
    • Leader: Maulana Shan Ahmed NOORANI
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 45

Last Legislative election:

  • The last National Assembly election was held on February 3, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 144,616,639 (July 2001 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 70,755,379 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 69,864,270 (2002)

·         Is Pakistan a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (National Assembly); 1 (Senate) following the 1997 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: 21,692,495 (est.)