Awami League mayoral candidate Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh was unofficially elected in the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) elections with a big margin.
Taposh bagged 4,24,595 votes beating his nearest contestant BNP candidate Ishraq Hossain who secured 2,36,512 votes.
Returning Officer at the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Md Abdul Baten declared the unofficial results of all 1,150 polling centers at his office at Shilpakala Academy here tonight.
Earlier, the voting began at 8am and it continued till 4pm without any break. The election was held entirely through the electronic voting machines (EVMs) method for the first time in this major local body polls.
A total of six mayoral candidates contested in the Dhaka South City Corporation elections.
In DSCC, there were 1,150 polling centers for 24 lakh 53 thousand 194 voters. Of them, 12 lakh 93 thousand 441 were male and 11 lakh 59 thousand were 753 female. DSCC has 1,150 polling centers while it has 75 general and 25 reserved wards.
Around 50,000 members of law enforcement agencies were deployed in the two city corporations to ensure the security.
A total of 129 executive magistrates and 64 judicial magistrates were deployed in the two city corporations. Fifty four executive magistrates will stay in the election field in Dhaka north and 75 more in Dhaka south till February 2.
A total of 1013 local observers of 22 institutions monitored the polls while 74 persons acted as foreign observers.