ISLAMABAD- The Election Commission of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has issued the final list of 427 candidates belonging to 25 political parties and independents contesting the AJK Legislative Assembly elections scheduled for June 26. According to EC Secretary Younus Qureshi, 772 candidates had filed nomination papers for 41 constituencies in the AJK and 12 seats of Kashmiri refugees in Pakistan. Of them, nomination papers of 427 have been found in order, including 299 for 29 constituencies in AJK and 128 for 12 seats reserved for refugees. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has put up its candidates on all 41 seats of AJK and has formed no alliance with any party. The PML-N, recently launched in AJK after serious differences among the leaders of the decades-old Muslim Conference, has put up 25 candidates for the AJK seats. Another eleven contestants have been nominated for a dozen seats meant for refugees in Pakistan. All those opposed to Sardar Attique, the prime minister, have joined hands with the PML-N. Observers say that though a debutant in AJK, the PML-N is expected to give a tough time to its rivals in the field, some of which had contested many elections in the past. The PML-N has alliance with JK-PP on three seats, while one has been left open. Because of this alliance, JK-PP is supporting the PML-N on all 12 seats for refugees. The AJK Muslim Confernce, which is the oldest party in the state, is contesting on 26 seats out of 29 in AJK. On two seats it has not nominated any candidate, apparently, to support the PPP. On the remaining one seat the party has made an alliance with JUI-F. The Muslim Conferences alliance with the JUI-F is not confined to the valley. The two parties are also joining hands on two seats for refugees in Pakistan. On the remaining 10 refugees seats, the Muslim Conference has put up its candidates which it thinks are in a position to trounce their rivals. Although the Jamaat-i-Islami is critical of the PML-N in Pakistani politics, it has made some adjustments with this party for the AJK elections. On three seats, the PML-N will support the JI contestants. However, on four seats both the parties will be contesting each other. In return for the cooperation, the Jamaat-i-Islami has demanded from the PML-N one seat of the Kashmir Council, or the upper house. Also, it is pressing the PML-N to give it one seat reserved for women. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, which was once confined to Sindh, has decided to make its presence felt in AJK in a big way. In the outgoing AJK Legislative Assembly, it had only two seats and that too of refugees. This time, however, it put up its candidates on all 41 seats. Since nomination papers of one of its candidates have been rejected for various reasons, 40 MQM contestants are in the field. The influence of the PPP government in Kashmir, the split in Muslim Conference which paved the way for the PML-N to set foot in AJK, the MQMs decision to try its luck in an area which is totally new for it are the factors which make it rather difficult for the observers to predict who the voters will like to support this time.