Pakistan: Over 1.5m votes rejected in 2013 Elections says ECP


ISLAMABAD: Over 1.5 million votes were rejected in the 2013 general elections, far more than the number of ballots rejected in the 2002 and 2008 elections, according to an internal Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) document.

The document, available with Dawn, details the number of votes rejected in each of the 266 constituencies. Political analysts say that this is the highest ever number of votes rejected during any electoral process in the country’s history.

According to the document, there were 13 National Assembly constituencies where over 10,000 votes were rejected, while 150 constituencies saw anywhere between five and ten thousand votes rejected. Six of the 13 constituencies where over 10,000 votes were rejected are in Sindh, five in Punjab and one each in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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