2008 North-West Frontier Province provincial election

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2008 North-West Frontier Province provincial election
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All 124 seats in the Provincial Assembly
63 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Ameer Haider Khan Hoti Rahim Dad Khan Akram Khan Durrani
Leader's seat Mardan-I Mardan-V Bannu-IV
Last election 8 seats 8 seats 48 seats
Seats won 32 17 10
Seat change Increase 24 Increase 9 Decrease 38
Popular vote 578,405 563,057 500,479
Percentage 16.94% 16.49% 14.66%
Swing Increase 5.39% Increase 7.15% Decrease 12.73%

Results of the Election by constituency

Chief Minister before election

Akram Khan Durrani

Elected Chief Minister

Ameer Haider Khan Hoti

Provincial elections were held in the North-West Frontier Province to elect the members of the 9th Provincial Assembly of North-West Frontier Province on 18 February 2008, alongside nationwide general elections and three other provincial elections in Sindh, Balochistan, and Punjab. The remaining two territories of Pakistan, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan, were ineligible to vote due to their disputed status. These were the last elections held under the provincial name "North-West Frontier Province", later changed to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa following the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan. [1]

The elections resulted in a hung parliament with the Awami National Party (ANP) being the largest party. The ANP was able to form a coalition government with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) after winning reserved seats for women and non-Muslims, and their candidate for the Chief Minister position, Haider Khan Hoti, was elected unopposed.[2][3]


GeneralReserved for womenReserved for non-Muslims
Awami National Party578,40516.943291
Pakistan Peoples Party563,05716.491761
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal500,47914.661031
Pakistan Muslim League (Q)440,51812.90510
Pakistan Muslim League (N)277,5598.13520
Pakistan Peoples Party (S)215,4746.31610
Other parties10,3730.30000
Source: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)


The Awami National Party (ANP) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) emerged as the two largest parties in the assembly and therefore, they jointly formed a coalition government in the province. The ANP's Haider Khan Hoti was elected unopposed as the Chief Minister of the North-West Frontier Province, due to no other party fielding a candidate for the chief ministerial election. Furthermore, Kiramat Ullah Khan of the PPP and Khush Dil Khan of the ANP were elected as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively Moreover, former Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) became the Leader of the Oppostion.[4]


  1. ^ "An Overview, KP Assembly". www.pakp.gov.pk. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  2. ^ Yusufzai, Ashfaq (2008-03-01). "ANP names Amir Hoti for Frontier CM post". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-09-13.
  3. ^ "Hoti elected unopposed leader of house in NWFP". Brecorder. 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2023-09-13.
  4. ^ "Hoti elected unopposed leader of house in NWFP". Brecorder. 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2023-09-13.