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Pakistani general election, 2013
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2008 ←
on 11 May 2013 [1]
→ 2018
All 342 seats to the National Assembly
172 seats needed for a majority

LeaderBilawal Bhutto ZardariNawaz SharifImran Khan
Leader since30 December 200716 November 198825 April 1996 Leader's seatLarkanaLahoreMianwali
Last election121 seats, 35.3%91 seats, 26.6%Did not participate Incumbent Prime Minister
Mir Hazar Khan Khoso

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The Pakistani General Election of 2013 (Urdu: پاکستان کے عام انتخابات ۲۰۱۳‎) will be the next election to the 14th parliament of Pakistan. The government of Pakistan has announced elections to be held on 11 May 2013.[2] In the general election, voting will take place in all parliamentary constituencies of Pakistan, to elect Members to seats in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament and to the four Provincial Assemblies (Punjab Assembly,Sindh Assembly, Baluchistan Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly). The current National and Provincial Assemblies will complete its constitutional term on or before March 16, 2013, five years after the first session of the National Assemblies elected during the 2008 general election. Elections must be subsequently held within 60 days of parliament having been dissolved.[3] This will be the 11th general election for Pakistan since 1962, and potentially marks the first successful democratic transition between two elected governments. As of March, the Election Commission of Pakistan has put final touches to its preparations for the upcoming general elections. And one of those tasks was to procure over 500,000 ballot boxes and all relevant materials.The commission has also decided to employ the services of retired judges of the high court as permanent election tribunals in order to expedite the disposal of election-related cases. The commission will be appointing five tribunals in Punjab and three each in other provinces. Buildings are being hired for offices of these tribunals. This election will mark an end to the third PPP led government and the only democratic government to finish its term. For the general elections, the socialist-oriented PPP has allied with PML(Q), while on the conservative side, the PML has allied with PML(F) and Sunni Tehreek. Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan led centrist PTI has allied with the Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami and Bahawalpur National Awami Party.[4][5][6][7] 85.04 million registered voters in the country will elect close to 1000 members of the National and Provincial assemblies of Pakistan, who will further elect the Prime Minister of Pakistan at the national level and the Chief Ministers of Pakistan at the provincial level.[8] On March 17, 2013 The National Assembly stood dissolved on completion of its five-year term under Article-52 of the Constitution.[9][10] While the provincial assemblies are likely to be dissolved on 19th.[11] Contents [hide]

1 Background
2 Overview
3 Process
3.1 Electoral roll
3.2 Electoral Procedure
3.3 Schedule
3.4 None of the Above Option
4 Registered voters
5 Parties and alliances
5.1 Parties by ideology
6 Campaign
6.1 Candidates
7 Opinion Polls
7.1 Support based on Generation gap
7.2 Voting trends by ethnicity
7.3 Support based on Household income
8 Caretaker government
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