This post aims to provide the readers interesting findings from Gallup Pakistan’s electoral database. The data has been consolidated from the Elections Commission of Pakistan (ECP) data on general elections since the 1970 till the latest general elections held in 2013.

It provides noteworthy information on the victory margins between the winner and the runner up candidates in the 2013 elections with respect to parties.

PML-N:

Out of 127 constituencies in which PML-N candidates were victorious, near majority of candidates (78) succeeded with a victory margin exceeding 15%. On the other hand, 11% of the constituencies demonstrated tough competition, where the margin was less than or equal to 5%.

PTI:

Out of 26 constituencies in which PTI candidates were victorious, 8 candidates (31%) succeeded with a victory margin exceeding 15%. On the contrary, 19% of the constituencies demonstrated tough competition, where the margin was less than or equal to 5%.

PPP:

Out of 34 constituencies in which PPP candidates were victorious, 19 candidates (56%) succeeded with a victory margin exceeding 15%. On the contrary, 12% of the constituencies demonstrated tough competition, where the margin was less than or equal to 5%.

MQM:

Out of 19 constituencies in which MQM candidates were victorious, a sweeping majority of 18 candidates (95%) succeeded with a victory margin exceeding 15%. Only 1 constituency demonstrated tough competition, where the margin between the victor and the runner up candidate was less than or equal to 5%.

Independent Candidates:

Out of 26 constituencies in which Independent candidates were victorious, only 1 candidate (4%) succeeded with a victory margin exceeding 15%. Meanwhile, 38% of the constituencies demonstrated tough competition, where the margin was less than or equal to 5% between the winner and the runner up.