Presidential elections: Who leads the number game?

Presidential elections: Who leads the number game?

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued the schedule for the Presidential election in Pakistan.

As far as the number game is concerned in all provincial assemblies, National Assembly and Senate is concerned, PTI leads the game with 346 votes.

The opposition alliance has 320 votes while the independents score stand at 23. This depicts that PTI is in comfortable position to get its President elected.

ECP has asked candidates of the presidential election to submit their nomination papers to presiding officers till August 27 (on Monday).

The candidates can file their nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta upto 12 noon.

The scrutiny of the papers will be carried out on Wednesday next whilst the candidates can withdraw their nomination papers until Thursday next after which the final list will be made public on the same day.

The president is elected by an electoral college comprising members of the Senate, National Assembly and four provincial assemblies. Voting is held through a secret ballot.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has summoned meeting of members of parliament on 4th of next month in Islamabad, for election of new President of Pakistan.

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