ElectionGudie

Feb. 18, 2008 Held

35,678,035
Voted
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Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Election for National Assembly

Results

43%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:35,678,035
Valid Votes:34,637,522
Invalid Votes:1,040,513

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independent - - -

Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal - - -

National People's Party - - -

Pakistan's Muslim League - - -

Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz Sharif faction - - -

Pakistan People's Party (Sherpao) - - -

Mutthida Quami Movement - - -

Awami National Party - - -

Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarians - - -

Pakistan Muslim League, Functional Group - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 342 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

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

* The Electoral College consists of members of the Senate, National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • Interim Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Senate 100 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the National Assembly 342 members are elected by party-list system with proportional distribution of seats to serve 5-year terms.**

* Senate members are indirectly elected by the provincial assemblies and the territories

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 163,096,985 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 79,934,801 (2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 79,177,990 (2008)

·         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: 76 (National Assembly) following the 2008 elections; 8 (Senate) following the 2006 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 147

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

Disability Data:

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

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

·         Population with a disability: 24,464,547 (est.)