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Shuchona elected as Cumilla city mayor

Shuchona elected as Cumilla city mayor

Tahseen Bahar Shuchona was elected mayor of Cumilla City Corporation in mayoral by-polls unofficially on Saturday (Mar 9). Farhad Hossain, returning officer, announced the unofficial results of the elections this evening at the Zilla School auditorium in the city, local media reported.

Shuchona, daughter of Cumilla-6 (Sadar) lawmaker and president of Cumilla city unit Awami League AKM Baha Uddin Bahar, became victorious in the Cumilla mayoral by-polls with 'Bus' symbol, defeating her nearest rival Monirul Hoque Sakku by 21,993 votes.

Shuchona secured 48,890 votes while ex-mayor as well as expelled BNP leader Sakku bagged 26,897 votes.

Another expelled BNP leader Nizam Uddin Kaiser secured 13,155 votes while another mayoral candidate Noor-ur Rahman Mahmud Tanim got 5,173 votes.

The voting started at 8 a.m. in Cumilla using electronic voting machines (EVMs).