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Ariful Haque wins SCC polls

11 Aug, 2018 23:37:00

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BNP mayoral candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury was unofficially declared elected in the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) polls.

Returning officer M Alimuzzaman announced the results on Saturday night after the reelection in two centres, where voting was postponed due to various irregularities on July 30.

As per the unofficial results, Ariful bagged 92,593 votes in all 134 centres while Awami League's Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran polled 86,397.

With this, Ariful Haque was elected SCC mayor for the second consecutive term.

Earlier, the voting in the reelection started at 8am and continued till 4pm.

On July 30, the announcement of the results was postponed as the number of votes in the two centres was higher than the difference between the two leading candidates' tallies.

Ariful Haque had taken a lead of 4,626 votes in 132 centres bagging 90,496 votes against Kamran’s 85,870 while the number of voters in the two centres was 4,787.

On August 1, the Election Commission set August 11 for reelection in the two centres. unb.