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2024-05-29 19:02:44

35% vote cast in 3rd phase upazila polls: CEC

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35% vote cast in 3rd phase upazila polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal on Wednesday said approximately 35 per cent votes were cast in the third phase of Upazila Parishad polls.

It would take a few hours to know the exact voter turnout, Awal said at a press briefing held at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital’s Agargaon.

The CEC said six people were injured in stray incidents, 30 people were arrested and two were sentenced for various irregularities.

Earlier, Election Commission Secretary Jahangir Alam told reporters that voter turnout was approximately 20 per cent in the first four hours, UNB reported.

The voting began at 8:00 am and continued till 4:00 pm without any break.

A total of 1,196 candidates contested against 261 posts in 87 Upazila Parishads.


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