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Awami League’s Habib wins Sylhet 3 by-polls with massive margin

  • Published at 09:09 pm September 4th, 2021
Awami League candidate Habibur Rahman Habib
Awami League candidate Habibur Rahman Habib (In Mujib Coat) shows victory sign after winning Sylhet 3 by-polls on Saturday, September 4, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

The ruling party candidate defeats his nearest rival by over 65,312 votes

Awami League candidate Habibur Rahman Habib has won the by-election to Sylhet 3 parliamentary seat by a huge margin.

Habib defeated his nearest rival, the Jatiya party’s Atiqur Rahman Atiq, by 65,312 votes.

The ruling party candidate alone bagged 90,064 votes with ‘boat’ symbol in all 149 centres while the total votes received by the other candidates was 24,752.

District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner M Kazi Emdadul Islam announced the results on Saturday evening. 

Earlier, voting was held through the electronic voting machines (EVMs) from 8am to 4pm peacefully.

However, turnout seemed low amid the pandemic, with no long lines at any polling places. 


Also Read - Voting underway in Sylhet 3 by-election


Those voters who have turned up had some difficulty with the EVMs. It is the first time many have come across the new technology. Authorities had held a mock vote on July 26 to raise awareness of the EVM system, but did not receive much of a response.

But some voters say they were able to cast their ballot quickly because of the machine.

Jatiya Party candidate Atiqur Rahman has congratulated Habib for the win.

The parliamentary seat became vacant on March 11 after the death of Awami League candidate Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury. 

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