21 October, 2020

Swing In Reverse

Antipathy for the PPP is the biggest factor

AFP (From Outlook 06 May 2013)
Swing In Reverse

What The Polls Are Saying

At least three polls are predicting a win for Nawaz Sharif

  • Heinrich Boll Foundation (Mar): Majority for PPP
  • Gallup Pakistan (Feb): PML(N) to secure more votes than others
  • Herald-SDPI (Feb): PPP 29%, PML(N) 25%, PTI 20%, MQM 4.2%
  • Public Judgement Online Poll (Jan):  PTI 225 seats
  • IRI (Nov 2012): PML(N) 32%, PTI 18%, PPP 14%


How Pakistan Votes

  • The electoral system: Like India, Pakistan has a parliamentary system of democracy where members are elected through the first-past-the-post system. A Pakistani national who has attianed 18 years of age is eligible to vote.
  • Total number of voters: 90 million, of which 40 million will be voting for the first time.
  • Voter break-up: Punjab with 49,229,334 has the...


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