After the power sharing deal, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are thinking about holding the Presidential election before the Senate election, as per The News.

According to Article 41(5), “…an election to fill a vacancy in the office of president shall be held not later than thirty days from the occurrence of the vacancy; provided that, if the election cannot be held within the period aforesaid because the National Assembly is dissolved, it shall be held within thirty days of the general elections to the Assembly.”

The newly elected assemblies will take their oaths by February 29, and a new government will be in place by March 2.

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According to sources with The News, PML-N and their allied parties want the presidential election to be conducted on March 8, before the Senate polls.

On the other hand, PPP leader Senator Farooq H Naek said that according to law, presidential elections can be held 30 days after general polls.

“This means that the presidential election is to be held before March 9,”  he said