available languages: english April 20, 2016

Summary

Since the 2013 general elections, local government elections (LGEs) have taken place across the four provinces of Pakistan and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) undertook Election Assessment Missions (EAMs) to the four provincial LGEs; the EAMs assessed aspects of the election processes against Pakistan’s international commitments and made recommendations accordingly. Such recommendations are intended to contribute to development of electoral legislation and practices for future LGEs, but also have applicability to the upcoming general elections, due in 2018.

This document provides a summary of key issues recurring across all of the four provinces and identifies priority issues to be considered for the general elections and for future LGEs. It does not compare the LGEs in the four provinces, as the context and timing of elections were different in each.

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