THE 1993 ELECTIONS IN PAKISTAN

By (author)MOHAMMAD WASEEM

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Studies of elections in Pakistan are few in number. This is not surprising in view of the fact that not many elections at the local, provincial and national levels have been held in the country. Accordingly, few scholars have devoted serious or bipartisan attention to this subject. That vacuum has now been partly filled by Dr Waseem’s pioneering research into the 1993 elections, universally acknowledged as the fairest in Pakistani history.

This book discusses in detail the Moeen Qureshi govern-ment’s electoral mandate, all the major and minor political actors involved in the election campaign and its dynamics from start to finish. This is followed by a rigourous analysis of the provincial and national assembly election results, with particular attention devoted to factors which impinged on the final outcome, such as biradari, rural/urban divide, ethnicity, party organisations, candidate selection, slogans, electioneering style, etc. The dynamics of the formation of the Benazir Bhutto government and the bye-elections are analysed with great objectivity. The book also examines the necessity and possibility of electoral reforms in the post-election period.

The addition of a detailed section of appendices — the controversial 8th amendment to the constitution, manifestos of both the PPP and Muslim League (Nawaz) and statistics about the election results — has made this meticulous and painstaking effort an absolutely indispensable handbook for researchers, political analysts and laymen alike.
ISBN: 9694022622
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
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Author: MOHAMMAD WASEEM

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9694022622

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1994

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323

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Dr Mohammad Waseem, Ph.D. (London University), teaches international relations at the Quaid i Azam University in Islamabad. He is also Pakistan's leading and most in-formed political analyst who has taken the trouble to watch and dissect the last three elections in Pakistan from a ring side seat. Apart from a weekly column in Pakistan's most influential newspaper, Dawn, he is a frequent commentator on national TV and Radio. His articles and researches have been published in journals of international repute abroad and he has already published two books on various aspects of Pakistan's political system.

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