Pakistanis voted Saturday in national and regional elections that are considered the first test of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's popularity since she was elected in November.
No violence or other problems were reported when polls closed, said a duty officer at Election Commission headquarters.There was no early estimate of voter turnout, said the officer, who by custom is not named. Results are expected late Saturday or Sunday.
Three million of Pakistan's 48 million eligible voters were entitled to vote for 13 of the 237 National Assembly seats and seven seats in three of the country's four provincial legislatures.
Earlier Saturday, the Election Commission announced one of the National Assembly seats had been won by a member of Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party because it was uncontested.
Voting took place in districts where candidates in November general elections won more than one seat, or the vote was postponed because a candidate died.
The outcome cannot dent the position of Bhutto, who heads the federal government in Islamabad on the basis of her sizeable majority, bolstered by support from smaller groups and independent lawmakers.