21 October, 2020

Swing In Reverse

Antipathy for the PPP is the biggest factor

AFP (From Outlook 06 May 2013)
Swing In Reverse
outlookindia.com
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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%

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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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