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Women walking towards the rally venue in Islamabad. 9th May was the final day of election campaigning in Pakistan before elections on 11th May.
A women walks into the rally venue with her children in Islamabad. Thousands of people attended this vital and last rally of Imran Khan's PTI before elections on 11th May.
A PTI supporter in a rally addressed by former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Thousands of people attended an election rally held by PTI in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the former cricketer and chairman of PTI addressed his followers via video link from his hospital bed.
Workers and supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI gathered in Islamabad for a final election rally before the general elections on 11th May.
Former cricketer turned politician and chairman of PTI addresses thousands of supporters in Islamabad as final part of his nationwide campaign for general elections 2013.
Islamabad was the venue for the final election rally of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI on Thursday night. It was the final day for campaigning and all political parties organized big rallies across the country.
Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf wave their party flags in the final election rally held in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the chairman of PTI addressed the crowd via video link from his hospital bed in Lahore. He was injured in an accidents two days ago while on election campaign.
PTI supporters in Islamabad during an election rally as the deadline for election campaigns approached on Thursday night.
Imran Khan's PTI party staged a huge election rally in Islamabad on Thursday night. PTI is a very popular political party in Pakistan among youngsters.
Pakistani flags wave as people listen to speeches during a big election rally by PTI in Islamabad. The deadline of election campaigning ended on Thursday 12pm and all political parties held rallies across the country.
A PTI supporter waves the party flag as people hurry to reach the rally venue in Islamabad. The big gathering in the capital was a final part of the election campaign before general elections on 11th May.
Security personnel guards the entrance to the rally by PTI in Islamabad. Many of the various political parties across Pakistan have been attacked during May.
22 year old Amir talks about threats of terrorism to political parties and his thoughts on upcoming elections in Pakistan. Amir was in Islamabad to attend the election rally by Imran Khan's PTI.
The life and property of every Pakistani is in danger, but we have to worry about that, we have to change our Pakistan. We have to keep our next generation in mind.
I am supporting Imran Khan because of policies. If you listen to him he only talks about changing Pakistan’s system, nothing else.
Muneza Ahmed from Islamabad attended the PTI election rally in Islamabad on Thursday. She talks about reasons why she supports PTI.
"I think educated people and those who understand politics already know it’s not the same PPP, they have automatically been joining PTI. And God willing PTI will win because of this.
Imran Khan himself and PTI policies are very popular for women, until now. God willing if this continues he will be equally popular among men also.
God willing PTI will form a majority government…God willing."
Ahmed Umair is an Islamabad resident and a PTI supporter. He answered questions regarding security threats to political parties during election campaign in Pakistan.
"I think Imran Khan is popular enough in all departments so I think there won’t be any attacks on his rallies.
"He is equally and uniformly popular in people from all walks of life and all areas of Pakistan."
"Yes I think Imran Khan has already increased the voter turnout and by the time elections are in progress, he will further increase it."
"Not two years, he will make a difference in two days, it’s only two days before elections. If PTI wins, I’m very hopeful that we’ll see a very different Pakistan."
By Phillippa Stewart, Kuala Lumpur
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Malaysian protestors have defied the police ban to rally against election results. Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally protesting against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.
Interviews sharing the opinions of PTI party supporters and proponents of Imran Khan for the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Umbrellas and flags in the rain at opposition rally.
Protests in Malaysia against alleged “fraudulent” election
Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
By Phillippa Stewart, Kuala Lumpur
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.
Local election watchdogs have also questioned the results of the election.
A joint report released Wednesday by the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) said that the election was “only partially free and not fair.” http://ideas.org.my/?p=6799
The report said the election was carried out “on a very uneven field” citing: a pro-government media bias in mainstream media, lack of transparency in campaign spending, questions over the lack of trust in the integrity of the electoral roll, the impartiality of the Election Commission, exploitation of racial issues, and unreliable indelible ink.
The United States and European Union also acknowledged concerns over electoral “irregularities,” according to AFP.
The government has denied any wrongdoing.
Dressed in black protestors packed into Kelana Jaya stadium on the outskirts of the capital; cars left abandoned on the motorway.
Waving flags, blowing vuvuzelas and rocking out to upbeat tunes the mood was more festive than fearful. Opposition leaders roused the crowds with statements like: “we will win the war”, “today we start the fight back” and “reformasi” (reform).
Aman Shah Ahmad, 47, a construction work was helping his brother sell black t-shirts at the entrance to the stadium.
“We have problems with authoritarian rule. Everything looks democratic but there’s lots of hanky-panky going on behind the scenes. I want the election result to be reviewed. We want a re-election. Please tell the world,” he said.
Asked if he was afraid of being arrested, he said: “how are the police going to arrest all of us? There’s not enough space in the police stations to luck us all up!”
Mukhzani Alia, 18, a student, said: “we want change in the government. They’ve spent the last 55 years cheating on us, it’s time for change.”
Sharon Balon, 22, and her family were outside the stadium holding yellow flowers and anti government placards.
“We’ve had to leave the stadium,” she said. “It’s too hot in there – so many people. We are all so angry, that’s why we’re here tonight.” Malaysia’s state news agency, Bernama, reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar, had warned that rally participants would be arrested. http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/newsindex.php?id=948221
Evoking the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, the police said the rally was illegal because organisers did not apply for a police permit for the event. Organisers must also inform the police 10 days before an event.
According to AFP, the opposition acknowledged the rally was “not within the letter of the law.”
However, there was no visible police presence at the rally.
Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, was returned to power Sunday, although with a reduced majority. The Barisan Nasional coalition has been in power since 1957.
PPP supporters in a election rally in Islamabad.
PMLN leader Nawaz Sharif arrives on stage in Rawalpindi at a election rally. PMLN is expected to win majority seats in upcoming elections.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Mian Nawaz Sharif arrives on stage at an election rally in Rawalpindi as part of his election campaign.
Nawaz Sharif, the chairman of PMLN, waves to the cheering crowd as he arrives to address an election rally in Rawalpindi.
Cord supporters cheer up at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi during the last campaign rallies for politicians in Kenya ahead of the March 4th General Elections.Prime Minister Raila Odinga is vying on the Cord partyTicket.