Key facts about the May 11 Pakistani electionMay 11, 2013 @ 12:58 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Some key facts about the May 11 Pakistani election:
_ Candidates for National Assembly: 4,670
_ Candidates for Provincial Assemblies: 10,955
_ Seats: 342 total. Of those 60 are specifically reserved for women and 10 for non-Muslim minorities.
_ Voters: 86.2 million (37.6 million women and 48.6 million men)
_ Polling Stations: 70,000
_ Polling Staff: 600,000 people
_ Security: 600,000 security force personnel expected to be deployed during the election.
_ Polls open at 8 a.m. (3 a.m. GMT / 11 p.m. EST Friday) and close by 5 p.m (12 a.m. GMT and 8 a.m. EST).
_ Seats required to form the government: 172
Sources Free and Fair Election Network, Election Commission of Pakistan.
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