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Key facts about the May 11 Pakistani election

Saturday - 5/11/2013, 5:10am  ET

The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Some key facts about the May 11 Pakistani election:

-- Candidates for National Assembly: 4,670

-- Candidates for Provincial Assemblies: 10,955

-- Seats: 342 total. Of those 60 are specifically reserved for women and 10 for non-Muslim minorities.

-- Voters: 86.2 million (37.6 million women and 48.6 million men)

-- Polling Stations: 70,000

-- Polling Staff: 600,000 people

-- Security: 600,000 security force personnel expected to be deployed during the election.

-- Polls open at 8 a.m. (0300 GMT / 11 p.m. Friday) and close by 5 p.m (1200 GMT and 8 a.m. EST).

-- Seats required to form the government: 172

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Sources Free and Fair Election Network, Election Commission of Pakistan.


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