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Rangpur city polls ends, counting underway

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th December, 2022 04:58:39 PM
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The voting in Rangpur City Corporation elections ended peacefully on Tuesday afternoon.   

Counting of votes began shortly after the voting ended that began at 8:00am and continued until 4:30pm without any break.

A total of 4,26,470 voters were eligible to exercise their voting rights through EVM in 229 centres of the corporation.

Nine candidates are vying for the mayoral post while 183 people are contesting for councillor posts under 33 wards. Sixty-eight people are contesting the polls for 11 reserved seats.

The mayoral candidates are Amiruzzaman from Islami Andolon Bangladesh, Abu Raihan from Bangladesh Congress, Touhidur Rahman Mandal from Khelafat Majlish, Mostafizur Rahman from Jatiya Party, Shafier Rahman from National Samajtantrik Dal Jasad, Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia from Awami League, Khorshed Alam from Zaker Party, Mehedi Hasan and Latifur Rahman as independent candidates.

Campaigning in the Rangpur City Corporation election ended on Sunday midnight amid much enthusiasm.

A total of 229 presiding officers, 1,349 assistant presiding officers and 2,698 polling officers are performing their duties on the election day.

The first Rangpur City Corporation election was held on December 21, 2017. The tenure of the current mayor will end on February 18, 2023.

As per the election act, voting for any city corporation must be held within 180 days of the expiration of current posts of mayors and councillors.