Hope, blood and technology – the road to the country's historic polls has been defined by all three. Pakistan's 2013 general elections, scheduled for May 11, 2013, will be the first time a democratic government has succeeded another democratic government in the country. A new player on the country's political scene, cricket-star turned politician Imran Khan, is proving to be a real challenger to the country's established parties. His party's use of social media, particularly Facebook, which is the most visited site in Pakistan, is being viewed as a possible game-changer.
The weeks leading up to voting day have been plagued with violence, dozens of people have been killed in bombings targeting campaigns, rallies and crowded places. In April, the Pakistani Taliban warned voters that they would step up attacks against secular politicians.
- May 12, 2013: Pakistanis Vote in Huge Numbers Despite Threats, Alleged Poll Rigging
- May 11, 2013: Pakistan Election Updates and Results Online
- May 9, 2013: Watchdog Social Media Monitor Pakistan's Historic Elections
- May 8, 2013: Politically Divided Pakistan Rallies Around Injured Imran Khan
- May 5, 2013: Fatwa's for Imran Khan – Pakistan's Election Gets Dirty
- May 2, 2013: Game Over: Pakistan's Young and Rich Head to the Polls
- April 25, 2013: Ahmadis Boycott Upcoming Elections in Pakistan
- April 17, 2013: Blood on the Road to Pakistan's Elections
- April 17, 2013: Private Guards for Pakistani Candidates
- April 14, 2013: Violence Can Disrupt Pakistan Elections 2013