Pakistani general election, 2002

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Pakistani general elections, 2002
1997 ←
10 October 2002 → 2008

All 342 seats to the National Assembly
169 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 41.80%
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Zafarullah Khan Jamali Ameen Faheem Lyaqat Baloch
Party Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Pakistan Peoples Party Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal
Leader since 20 July 2002 8 June 2002 9 October 1989
Leader's seat Dera Murad Jamali Karachi Muzaffargarh
Last election 18, 21.8% 2, 3.3%
Seats before 18 2
Seats won 118 80 59
Seats after 80 57
Seat change Increase118 Increase62 Increase57
Popular vote 7,845,141 8,477,533 6,305,474
Percentage 26.3% 28.42% 12.28%
Swing New Increase 6.62% Increase8.98

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Javed Hashmi Babar Khan Ghauri Imran Khan
Party Pakistan Muslim League (N) Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Leader since 12 October 1999 12 October 1999 25 April 1996
Leader's seat Multan Karachi Lahore
Last election 155, 45.9% 12, 4.0% 0, 1.7%
Seats before 137 12 0
Seats won 18 13 1
Seat change Decrease119 Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 3,791,321 924,712 238,635
Percentage 12.71% 3.1% 0.8%
Swing Decrease33.19 Decrease0.9 Decrease0.9

Pakistani general election 2002 result.svg

Results of elections showing political parties.

Prime Minister before election

Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister -designate

Zafarullah Khan Jamali

The Pakistan General elections of 2002 were held in Pakistan on 10 October 2002 to elect the National Assembly of Pakistan and the provincial assemblies. The elections were held under the watchful scrutiny of the military government of General Pervez Musharraf.[1] This elections features the multiparty democracy and, Pakistan again returned to democracy.

Around 70 parties took participation in the elections for the office of Prime minister Secretariat, only six party managed significant popular support for the prime minister candidacy. The elections were broadcast live by the private and government-controlled media, and were general free and fair elections. With the conclusion of these elections, Pakistan returned to democracy and the two-party system was evolved into multi-party system.

Parties and candidates[edit]

More than 70 parties, contested the election, the main parties were the Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Group, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-i-Azam also called the "King's Party" for its unconditional support to the government, and the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), alliance of six religious political parties. Other known parties contesting at the national level included the six-party National Alliance led by former Former President Farooq Ahmad Lagari, Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf and Tahir-ul-Qadri's Pakistan Awami Tehrik.[1]


e • d Summary of the October 2002 National Assembly elections
% of popular vote Seats
Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) 25.7 126
Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians 25.8 81
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Pakistan 11.3 63
Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) 9.4 19
Muttahida Qaumi Movement 3.1 17
National Alliance 4.6 16
Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) 1.1 5
Pakistan Muslim League (Junejo) 0.7 3
Pakistan Peoples Party (Sherpao) 0.3 2
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 0.8 1
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (Pakistan People's Movement) 0.7 1
Jamhoori Wattan Party (Republican National Party) 0.3 1
Pakistan Muslim League (Zia-ul-Haq Shaheed) 0.3 1
Pakistan Democratic Party 0.3 1
Balochistan National Party 0.2 1
Awami National Party 1.0 -
Pakhtun-khwa Milli Awami Party - 1
Independents - 3
Non-partisans (most joined one of the above parties) 14.1 21*
Female elected members (included in party seats above) . 60*
Minorities (included in party seats above) . 10*
Total (turnout 41.8%)   342
Source: Pakistan Electoral Commission & CIA Factbook

Not included in total. Except for three independents, most of these are included in the party-seat numbers