Key facts about the May 11 Pakistani election


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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

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Sources Free and Fair Election Network, Election Commission of Pakistan.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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