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Independent candidate Jayeda Khatun wins GCC polls

Independent candidate Jayeda Khatun wins GCC polls

Independent candidate Jayeda Khatun has won the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls defeating her nearest rival Bangladesh Awami League-nominated candidate Azmat Ullah Khan. Returning Officer of the GCC poll Md Faridul Islam declared the election results unofficially after counting votes of all 480 polling stations at 1.30 a.m. on Friday, local media reported.

Jayeda bagged 2,38,934 votes with the election symbol 'Table Clock' while her nearest candidate ruling Awami League backed Advocate Azmat Ullah Khan secured 2,22,737 votes with the election symbol 'Boat'.

Earlier, the voting started using the electronic voting machines (EVMs) at 8 a.m. and continued till 4 p.m. without any break. The voting was held in a peaceful manner as no untoward incident was reported during the balloting.

The GCC, constituted with a total of 57 wards, has some 11,794,76 voters. Of them, 5,92,762 are male voters, 5,86,696 are female voters and the rest 18 are third gender people.

About 48.75 percent of the total voters exercised their franchises to elect the mayor for the next five year term.