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Taposh, Atiqul lead Dhaka mayoral races

The voting in the two city corporation elections ended at 4pm on Saturday

Update : 01 Feb 2020, 06:14 PM

Two mayoral candidates of the ruling Awami League are leading in both Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) elections.

As per unofficial count, in DSCC, Awami League mayoral candidate Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh bagged 399,695 votes and BNP candidate Ishraque Hossain bagged 219,027 in 1075 centres out of 1,150 centres.

In DNCC, Awami League mayoral candidate Atiqul Islam bagged 370,061 votes while BNP candidate Tabith Awal got 212,577 votes in 1065 centers out of 1,318 centres, as per the unofficial count.

The voting ran across a total of 2,468 polling centres of the two city corporations from 8am and continued till 4pm without any break on Saturday.

The presence of voters gradually increased in comparison to the early stage of the polls, the upward trend in voters’ turnout was not as satisfactory as expected.

As many as 3,010,273 people were expected exercise their right of franchise at the DNCC, and 2,453,194 at the DSCC elections.

Thirteen aspirants -- six in Dhaka north and seven in the south -- are vying for the posts of mayor.

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