ECP orders recounting in around 70 constituencies

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ordered recounts in around 70 constituencies which could affect the final tally in the already tight race for the formation of government in the centre and Punjab.
Dozens of candidates had approached the ECP for recounts after ROs either rejected their pleas for recounts or had not consolidated results.
Among these constituencies of the national and provincial assemblies, there are a few where the margins of victory are very thin.
ROs would have to complete this recount within five days of ECP’s order.
Once the recount process completes, results of all the constituencies are consolidated and winners submit their statements of election expenses, ECP would officially notify them as members of the respective assemblies.
After ECP’s official notification, there will be three days for independents to join any party, after which parties will be allocated reserved seats of women and non-Muslims proportionate to their final tally on directly elected seats.

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