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Imran Khan gives go ahead for PTI intra party elections
- Web Desk
- Nov 27, 2023
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has given the green light for intra-party elections, as confirmed by PTI leader Hamid Khan on Monday.
The decision was made during a PTI Core Committee meeting, where the party’s legal team proposed the holding of intra-party elections.
In addition, sources within PTI indicate that the party plans to challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision in the Supreme Court.
According to PTI sources, only PTI chairman Imran Khan will be elected in the intra-party elections.
WHAT IS AN INTRA-PARTY ELECTION?
Intra-party elections in Pakistan refers to the process of electing leaders and representatives within a political party. This is distinct from general elections where the public votes for candidates from different parties. Intra-party elections are a key aspect of internal party democracy and governance.
DEMOCRATIC PROCESS WITHIN PARTIES
These elections are a way to ensure that the leadership and key positions within a party are filled through a democratic process, rather than being appointed or inherited. This is intended to promote transparency and accountability within the party.
PARTY REGULATIONS AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
In Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set guidelines and requirements for political parties to conduct regular intra-party elections. This is part of the effort to ensure that political parties operate democratically and maintain internal governance standards.
Intra-party elections determine who will lead the party, often influencing the party’s direction, policies, and strategies. The elected leaders usually have significant sway over the party’s decisions and its stance on various national issues.
These elections provide an opportunity for party members to be involved in the decision-making process, contributing to a sense of ownership and engagement within the party structure.
LEGITIMACY AND INTERNAL CONFLICTS
Properly conducted intra-party elections can lend legitimacy to the party’s leadership. Conversely, disputes or controversies surrounding these elections can lead to internal conflicts, factionalism, or splits within the party.