2016 Azad Kashmiri general election
41 of the 49 seats in the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly
25 seats needed for a majority
Map of Azad Kashmir showing Assembly Constituencies and winning parties
General elections were held in Azad Kashmir on 21 July 2016 to elect 41 members of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly. Polling started at 8:00am and continued till 5:00pm without any break.
At least 423 candidates ran for the 41 seats, the main competition being between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (MC) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
A total number of 5,427 polling stations were set up for the election.
A total of 2,674,586 people were registered to vote in the elections, of which 1,190,839 were female and 1,483,747 male.
The PML-N won 31, the PPP three and PTI two. In addition, AJ&K MC won 3 seats, JK PPP one seat and one seat was won by an independent.
Following these results, Pakistan Muslim League (N) was able to form a comfortable majority government, with Raja Farooq Haider as Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir, controlling 31 general seats and 6 reserved/technocrat seats, giving them 37 out of the 49 seats in the assembly.
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