Pakistan elections 2013 total voter turnout: 55%

Published: May 21, 2013

The PML-N got the majority of total votes, followed by PTI and the PPP. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced that overall voter turnout in the 2013 general elections was recorded at 55.02% — a much higher percentage than elections since the 80s.

 

  1988 1990 1993 1997 2002 2008 2013
Turnout 43.07% 45.46% 40.28% 35.42% 41.08% 44.23% 55.02%

 

According to the ECP, the lowest turnout was recorded in NA-42 South Waziristan, where only 11.57% of registered voters came out to vote.

The highest turnout was recorded at 84.77% in NA-191 Bahawalnagar.

This year, over 46.2 million people exercised their right to vote in the elections.

The PML-N got the majority of votes (14.8 million) followed by the PTI (7.5 million), the PPP (6.8 million) and the MQM (2.4 million).

Independent candidates picked up 5.8 million votes.

 

Name of Political Parties

Number of Seats Won

Total Votes Polled

Pakistan Muslim League (N)

125

14794188

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

27

7563504

Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians

31

6822958

Independent

32

5773494

Muttahidda Qaumi Movement

18

2422656

Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (F)

10

1454907

Pakistan Muslim League

2

1405493

Pakistan Muslim League (F)

5

1007761

Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan

3

949394

Awami National Party

1

450561

MUTAHIDA DEENI MAHAZ

359589

Pukhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party

3

211989

National Peoples Party

2

196828

Pakistan Muslim League(Z)

1

126504

Bahawalpur National Awami Party

113156

Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Nazryati Pakistan

102417

Awami Muslim League Pakistan

1

93051

Sindh United Party

82728

Tehreek-e-Tahaffuze Pakistan

73503

Awami Jamhuri Ittehad Pakistan

1

71175

Pakistan Muslim League (J)

70247

Jamiat Ulma-e-Pakistan (Noorani)

68150

Balochistan National Party

1

64070

National Party

1

61171

All Pakistan Muslim League

1

54617

Pakistan National Muslim League

51995

Pakistan Peoples Party (Shaheed Bhutto)

49926

Qaumi Watan Party (Sherpao)

1

46829

Tehreek-e-Suba Hazara

42953

Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan

40312

Sunni Ittehad Council

37912

Pakistan Sunni Tehreek

26169

Sindh Taraqi Passand Party (STP)

23572

Qoumi Wattan Party

19268

Awami Warkers Party

18608

Balochistan National Party (Awami)

12709

Hazara Democratic Party

11051

Mohajir Qaumi Movement Pakistan

10692

Jamote Qaumi Movement

10460

Pakistan Saraiki Party

5226

Pakistan Falah Party

4431

Pakistan Kissan Ittehad

4349

Awami Justice Party Pakistan

3803

Pakistan Justice Party

2827

Islami Tehreek Pakistan

2692

Mutahidda Qabil Party

2587

Mohib-e-Wattan Nowjawan Inqilabion Ki Anjuman

2503

Christian Progressive Movement

2450

Qaumi Tahaffaz Party of Pakistan

2185

MustaqbIl Pakistan

2089

Sairkistan Qaumi Ittehad

1874

Seraiki Sooba Movement Pakistan

1796

Awami Workers Party

1655

Jamhoori Wattan Party

1623

Jannat Pakistan Party

1435

Karwan-i-Millat Pakistan

1406

Tehreek Tabdili Nizam Pakistan

1162

Pakistan Muslim League (Sher-e-Bangal) A.K. Fazal-Ul-Haque)

1060

Pakistan Insani Haqook Party

989

Pakistan Patriotic Movement

948

Pakistan Muslim League (Safdar)

890

Markazi Jamiat Mushaikh Pakistan

828

Pakistan Conservative Party

814

Istehkaam-e-Pakistan Movement

742

Islamic Republican Party

631

Istiqlal Party

629

Tehreek-e-Istehkaam Pakistan

621

Pakistan Tehrek-e-Inqalab

596

Tehreek-e-Ittehad Ummat Pakistan

582

Pak Justice Party

537

Pakistan Freedom Party

515

Roshan Pakistan Muhaibban Wattan Party

494

Mutahida Baloch Movement Pakistan

471

Pakistan Muslim League “H” Haqiqi

471

Menecracy Action Party of Pakistan

447

Awami Himayat Tehreek Pakistan

313

Pakistan Human Rights Party

266

Islami Inqalab Party

265

Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (S)

258

Pakistan Gharib Party

256

Sindh Dost Ittehad (SDI) Party

250

Pakistan National Democratic Party

248

Pak Wattan Party

220

Hazara Awami Ittehad Pakistan

214

Pakistan Muslim League-Muttahida

172

Ghareeb Awam Party

168

Afgan Qomi Movement (Pakistan)

157

Pakistan Muslim League Council

152

Pakistan Brohi Party

145

Pakistan Muhajir League

133

Azad Pakistan Party

116

Pakistan Muslim League (Zehri Group)

101

Tehrik-e-Masawaat

99

Communist Party of Pakistan

91

All Pakistan Bayrozgar Party

88

Pakistan Muhafiz Watan Party

84

MUTTHIDA MAJLIS-E-AMAL PAKISTAN

69

Pakistan Motherland Party

68

Pakistan Muslim League Humkhiyal (Like Minded)

64

Pakistan Aman Party

63

Pakistan Islami Justice Party

54

Pakistan Qaumi Party

54

Tehreek-e-Wafaq Pakistan

48

Salam Pakistan Party

34

Aap Janab Sarkar Party

30

Jamiat Ulma-e-Pakistan (Niazi)

27

Pakistan Muhammadi Party

24

Aalay Kalam Ullah Farman Rasool (saw)

15

All Pakistan Youth Working Party

14

Punjab National Party

13

Pakistan Awami Quwat Party

8

Pakistan Awami Inqalab

7

Total

266

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Snoop Dog
    May 21, 2013 - 7:21PM

    Where is Teegar???

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  • TJ
    May 21, 2013 - 7:21PM

    NA-191 is Ijaz-ul-Haq’s constituency. It had the highest turnout, where he won by a thumping margin. Some legacies don’t go away…

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  • Daniyal
    May 21, 2013 - 7:26PM

    Well the People voted for PTI but found their votes posted in others accounts!

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  • Ali S
    May 21, 2013 - 7:34PM

    More than winning seats, the turnout is PTI’s crowning achievement for this election. If it wasn’t for PTI, me and most other urban middle-class youth (first-time voters) wouldn’t have even bothered to come out to vote.

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  • Ricky
    May 21, 2013 - 8:10PM

    Let the election process continue till the desired results are obtained. This elecion which is termed fair and peaceful has been the worst where results are not declared as yet and are changing by the day.
    There are seats in Baluchistan where rigthwing party candidates have won by securing less than 600 total votes yet there is no re-polling in that. How many recounting and re-pollings are scheduled where ANP, MQM or PPP candidates were trailing close behind? TTP supported prties are trying to achieve now what they could not on May 11.

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  • S
    May 21, 2013 - 8:52PM

    As per the Votes/Seats ration of PMLN, PTI should have at least gotten 68 seats in the national assembly.

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  • ha ha
    May 21, 2013 - 8:52PM

    for the last two decades, turn out was only 20-30 percent…so 25-30 % new voters (all for PTI) came out to vote…but still winner is someone else…it isn’t rocket science…..!!!
    more than half of total voters were new voters and they increased the turn out and the new voters wanted someone new to come fr a change…but….!!!!!!!

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  • gp65
    May 21, 2013 - 8:57PM

    “This year, over 46.2 million people exercised their right to vote in the elections.
    The PML-N got the majority of votes (14.8 million) followed by the PTI (7.5 million), the PPP (6.8 million) and the MQM (2.4 million).
    Independent candidates picked up 5.8 million votes.”

    14.7 million does not amount to a majority out of the 46.2 million votes were polled. YEs you can say that they had the largest vote share.

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  • Talal Mahmud
    May 21, 2013 - 9:06PM

    Actually this time the actual (apple to apple comparison basis) turnout was 2.3 times last times!!!
     
    The official turnout in 2008 was 44.23% (35.6 million polled votes against 79.9 million registered voters) to the 2013’s 55.02%. But the fact is that ECP on its own site (see link http://www.ecp.gov.pk/VoterStats.aspx) has confirmed that the 2008 registered voters included 37.2 million fake votes. That’s 46.6% of registered voters. Adjusting the 2008 turnout by this factor (46.6% fake votes) the adjusted turnout comes to only 23.8%.
     
    The credit of this more the doubling of vote bank (even with a lot of disgruntled PPP jiyalas staying away from the poll instead of voting for someone else) goes to one man alone: Imran Khan. The turnout at his rallies were much larger (3-4 times in most cases) and this has been confirmed by neutral observers as well. PML-N changed its promised last election rally venue from Minar-e-Pakistan to Samanabad as they knew they could not fill it up like Imran did twice in two years. Even PML-N Samanabad rally was very sparsely attended. but lo and behold PML goes out and wins all baring one seat in Lahore!! But as more news of systemaatic rigging all is becoming clear how the PTI mandate was tampered with.

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  • May 21, 2013 - 11:47PM

    LOL half the parties are called Pakistan Muslim League.

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  • Fact
    May 21, 2013 - 11:51PM

    @Daniyal:
    Sir am I reading your name properly isn’t it denial.

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    May 21, 2013 - 11:53PM

    PML-N is indeed the most popular political party of Pakistan. It got the majority on the basis of excellent performance it has delivered in Punjab (the only province where good news continued to emanate, despite corruption & worst governance in the other 3 provinces).
    We hope the good governance will prevail this time around at the Centre too…. InshaAllah.

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  • Baba Shakkari
    May 21, 2013 - 11:59PM

    @S:

    “As per the Votes/Seats ration of PMLN, PTI should have at least gotten 68 seats in the national assembly.”
    That is only possible in a Proportional representation system of elections. Many countries have that. That way every vote counts and situations where candidates win by very slim margins are avoided.

    @gp65

    “14.7 million does not amount to a majority out of the 46.2 million votes were polled. Yes you can say that they had the largest vote share.”

    Well said, however in our current system (first past the post) it is common. Some countries have second round elections if winning candidate does not get 50% of the cast votes.

    Speaking strictly of numbers, PML N got 31.82% of votes that were casted. Total turnout was 55.02%. So their share of total eligible votes is 17.50%.

    In current system they got largest share of votes (minus some rigged ballots) and won.

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  • Media-Pakistan
    May 24, 2013 - 9:45AM

    It was the media coverage that enabled the success of the Pakistan Muslim League. Without the positive media coverage of the Pakistan Muslim League, there would have been more level playing grounds.

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