Elections are not be-all and end-all of the democratic process. In fact, elections are significant component but equally significant is the intervening period between the elections. Citizens can only benefit from the fruits of democracy if they stay vigilant during all phases of democratic process. Election is season of promises. Politicians make tall claims and promises and public pledges to lure voters. It is duty of citizens to ensure that politicians honor their promises once they are voted into power. It is in this context that Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, (CPDI) has tracked promises made by leaders of major political parties during the course of two months prior to general elections of May 12, 2013. It is hoped that citizens will find this booklet useful in reminding their elected representatives to make good on their promises. This booklet can also serve as a yardstick to measure the performance of political parties at the end of the tenure of present assemblies by juxtaposing their list of achievements with the list of promises made prior to the elections.

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