In 2008, PPP got 30.6% of the votes and picked up 35.9% of the seats. PML(N) managed 19.6% of the votes and 26.3% of the seats. PML(Q), the third largest party, got 23% of the popular votes but only 15.5% of the elected seats. Why? Based on the delimitation of constituencies and the concentration of a party’s voter block, this is how the system works. It is unfair to cry rigging every time your favorite loses.
2013 will likely be no different. PTI will replace PML (Q) but due to the lack of geographical concentration of their voters will end up with a disproportionately lower percentage of seats. PPP and PML (N) will swap positions.
Is it Fair? NO. Is it rigging? NO. Do we need to change the System? YES. Pakistan Economic Reform Party(PERP), has developed proposals for the next elections in which we will be participating with full vigor InshaAllah.