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204 UP elections: 148 AL chairman candidates win

  • Published at 11:05 am June 23rd, 2021
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File photo of Bangladesh Election Commission office in Dhaka's Agargaon Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

BNP did not participate in the election

Awami League-nominated chairman candidates, including 28 unopposed contenders won in 148 Union Parishads (UP) out of 204 that went to election on Monday.

Besides, 49 independent chairman contenders, three chairman contesters each from Jatiya Party (Ershad) and Jatiya Party-JP (Manju) and one from Islami Andolan Bangladesh were elected in the remaining UPs, according to the factsheet of the Election Commission (EC).

Another major political party BNP did not participate in the election.

The average turnout of the voters was 64.73% in the first phase election to 204 UPs. The highest voter turnout of 82.75% was in Chandradwip UP of Bauphal upazila under Patuakhali district, while the lowest voter turnout of 49.57% was in Binaykathi UP of Jhalokathi Sadar upazila.

Though the EC announced the election schedule for 204 UPs, Awami League’s chairman candidates were earlier elected unopposed in 28 UPs, finding no rival candidate against their respective posts.

So, polls to the chairman posts were held in the remaining 176 UPs.

Most of the independent chairman contenders who got elected are known as Awami League’s rebel candidates.

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