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VOTER TURNOUT: Average Voter Turn Out in Pakistan has observed a 12% gain in 2013 general elections, where the voter turnout was 53%, compared to the 25 year average of 41%.

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This particular press release provides the average voter turnout since 1970 election to the 2013 general election. The voter turnout rate in the elections is a crucial predictor of representativeness of elections and an important indicator of health of democracy in any country. It is also arguably an important indicator of the competition between political parties, the legitimacy of the government, as well as the level of trust placed by the citizens in the elected representatives. Comparing voter turnout over time can help policymakers to understand why Pakistanis are unable or unwilling to exercise their right to vote and call for ways to improve participation in the future elections.

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