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AL dominates first phase of Union Parishad polls

| Updated: June 23, 2021 21:12:21

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The first phase of the Union Parishad elections has seen an average voter turnout of about 65 per cent.

The election to the lowest tier of local government, held on Monday after a long pandemic-enforced delay, was contested along party lines with the main battle in almost all the UPs involving Awami League and independent candidates.

The Awami League bagged 148 of the 204 posts of chairman while 49 went to independent candidates, reports bdnews24.com.

The results of the first round of voting were announced by the Election Commission on Tuesday.

In the first phase, 26 Awami League candidates were elected uncontested, said EC's Joint Secretary SM Asaduzzaman.

Among the candidates from other parties, three Jatiya Party candidates won while one candidate from Islami Andolan Bangladesh was elected.

The BNP has declined to take part in the polls, so its candidates ran as independents.

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