EC to hand over certificates to provincial assembly members elected through PR system today

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The Election Commission (EC) will distribute certificates to those elected provincial assembly members through the proportional representation (PR) system on Friday.
The EC is preparing to hand over certificates to the 220 provincial assembly members elected through the PR system after the government appointed provincial chiefs on Wednesday.
The EC has to submit the final results of provincial assembly elections to the respective provincial chiefs, according to the Constitution that requires the provincial chief to convene the first meeting of provincial assembly within 20 days of announcement of final results. The provincial assembly members will be administered oath of office by the respective provincial chiefs before they take part in the first meeting of provincial assembly.
The provincial chief will appoint the parliamentary party leader of the party that has majority in the provincial assembly as chief minister (CM), according to the Article 168 of Constitution. Any provincial assembly member that can muster majority in the provincial assembly with support of two or more than two parties will be appointed CM if no single party has majority in the provincial assembly.
Appointment of the CM must be completed within 35 days of announcement of the final results of provincial assembly, according to the Constitution.
The provincial chiefs on recommendation of the CM will then appoint provincial ministers on the basis of principle of inclusion.

 

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