A Dispassionate Analysis ofHow Elections are Stolen &Will of the People is Defeated

Reflection on the Electoral History of Pakistan (1970-2008)

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Publication No: ER-027

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In view of the debate surrounding the credibility and fairness of the upcoming General Elections in early 2008, this paper provides a background of the atmosphere in which past elections were held in Pakistan. The paper contends that the past eight General Elections in the country are widely perceived to be rigged or flawed and emphasizes the need for fair and credible elections that may lead to the long sought after political stability in the country. Authored by Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman Gallup Pakistan, the paper assesses the fairness of the past elections in Pakistan by examining in detail the environment surrounding the same from the year 1970-2008.

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