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Pakistan presidential poll likely Aug 6

Jul 16 2013, 6:22am CDT | by

Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) The Pakistani election panel has proposed Aug 6 for the presidential election, state media reported Tuesday.

Islamabad, July 16 — The Pakistani election panel has proposed Aug 6 for the presidential election, state media reported Tuesday. The five-year constitutional term of Asif Ali Zardari, who was...

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Pakistan presidential poll likely Aug 6

Jul 16 2013, 6:22am CDT | by

Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) The Pakistani election panel has proposed Aug 6 for the presidential election, state media reported Tuesday.

Islamabad, July 16 — The Pakistani election panel has proposed Aug 6 for the presidential election, state media reported Tuesday.

The five-year constitutional term of Asif Ali Zardari, who was elected president in September 2008, will come to an end Sep 8 this year, reported Xinhua.

According to the Pakistani constitution, the presidential election must be held one month before the end of the term of the incumbent president.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has proposed Aug 6 for the presidential election and the schedule has been sent to Chief Election Commissioner Fakhrudin G. Ibrahim for final approval, Radio Pakistan reported.

"The election commissioner will take a final decision about the date of presidential election," the report said.

The Chief Election Commissioner has approved the schedule, according to the media.

The constitution says that the process of electing a president must begin at least two months before and elections should be conducted a month before the end of the president's term.

According to media reports, July 24 has been proposed for submission of nomination papers while scrutiny of the papers is scheduled for July 26.

The National Assembly, Senate and four provincial assemblies are the electoral college for the election of the president in Pakistan.

Presidential spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said President Zardari will not seek a second term. He said the president will complete his constitutional term and will not resign before time.

President Zardari is currently in Dubai on a private visit to meet his children and is likely to visit London later to meet his daughter who studies there.

The spokesman denied Pakistani media reports that the president will not return to the country before the election.

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This article also appears in YaleGlobal. NEW DELHI: The elaborate diplomatic dance between India and Pakistan has been interrupted once again. The two sides remain far from a major breakthrough in their troubled relationship. As long as the Pakistani Army continues to view India as an existential threat and maintains its grip over security policy, the twain may never achieve permanent peace. India has called off the meeting between its Foreign ...
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