Electoral Trends and Political Dynamics of Punjab Province

Authors

  • Yawar Hayat Shah PhD Scholar Political Science , Department of Political Science , University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Gulshan Majeed Associate Professor , Department of Political Science , University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Keywords:

Biradari, Electoral Trends, Local Politics, Punjab, Voting Behavior

Abstract

The electoral process is an integral part of a democratic system. It is the legitimate and constitutional way of coming into power and governing the state. Consistency in the process of elections and a transparent electoral process strengthens the overall political development in the state. The electoral system of Pakistan encompasses multiple factors including identity, party affiliation, local grouping, and provincial-based issues. Punjab has a vital role in the overall political dynamics of Pakistan. In this context, this paper entails a quantitative and qualitative study of the main electoral trends of Punjab. It is being observed that political party-based association, local groupings, factors of caste, biradari, ideology, and religious identities are the main contributing factors in defining the voting behavior and constituency trend in Punjab.

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Published

2022-06-30

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How to Cite

Hayat Shah, Y., & Majeed, G. (2022). Electoral Trends and Political Dynamics of Punjab Province. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 6(2), 146–156. Retrieved from https://ojs.pssr.org.pk/journal/article/view/123