Friday, February 3, 2023

Successful candidates of 2018 Election to receive notification by August 9: ECP


ISLAMABAD: All successful candidates in General Elections 2018 will be issued the notifications by August 9 as per the statement released by the electoral body.

According to the ECP, the final official results of the July 25 polls will be announced after the ECP receives the details of expenses incurred during electoral campaigns by the candidates.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the winning candidates to submit their election expenses to Returning Officers concerned till August 4.

“The ECP had invited the attention of returned candidates to the provision 98 (3) of the Election Act 2017, which inter alia provides that every returned candidate shall, within ten days from the poll of an election, submit a return of the election expenses under section 134 and the commission shall not notify in the official gazette the result of a returned candidate who fails to submit his/her return of election expenses” said a notification of ECP issued here Monday.

All successful candidates are bound to submit their expenditure details within 10 days of the polling while non-successful candidates are required to submit expenditure details within 30 days.

Independent candidates are either required to join any political party in the Parliament or retain his independent status within three days from the issuance of notification.

It is the constitutional obligation that the session of new assembly should be convened within 21 days after elections so that the election of new prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker might be carried out.

The candidates who have won the elections from more than one constituency must retain only one seat by leaving remaining seats within three days of the notification.

By August 7, the ECP will determine the total strength of all political parties in the national and provincial assemblies. Following that, the notifications will be issued by the ECP to the successful candidates from reserved seats.

After the ECP notifying all successful candidates, assembly sessions will be held.


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