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Friday, May 10, 2013 4:07 pm

Key facts about the May 11 Pakistani election

By The Associated Press

Some key facts about the May 11 Pakistani election:

- Candidates for National Assembly: 4,670

- Candidates for Provincial Assemblies: 10,955

- Seats: 342 total. Of those 60 are specifically reserved for women and 10 for non-Muslim minorities.

- Voters: 86.2 million (37.6 million women and 48.6 million men)

- Polling Stations: 70,000

- Polling Staff: 600,000 people

- Security: 600,000 security force personnel expected to be deployed during the election.

- Polls open at 8 a.m. (0300 GMT / 11 p.m. Friday) and close by 5 p.m (1200 GMT and 8 a.m. EST).

- Seats required to form the government: 172

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Sources Free and Fair Election Network, Election Commission of Pakistan.