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56pc voter turnout in 91 upazilas: EC
Election commission

56pc voter turnout in 91 upazilas: EC

Some 56.12 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the fourth phase election on March 23 (Sunday) in 91 upazila parishads of the country’s 43 districts, according to the Election Commission.
The highest 81.48 percent votes were cast in Nalchiti upazila of Jhalakati while the lowest 39.89 percent votes in Begumganj of Noakhali district.Out of 137,78,028 voters in the 91 upazilas, a total of 77,29,742 voters exercised their franchise in Sunday’s polls at 5,850 polling centers.
Besides, voting of other 34 polling stations was suspended due to violence in 11 upazilas during the fourth phase.
The 91 upazilas had 138,59,278 voters, including 69,07,956 men and 69,51,322 women under 5,884 polling stations.
Of the ballots cast, 74,26,914 were found valid, while 30,2828 found invalid in the fourth phase election.
Earlier, on March 15, some 63.52 per cent of voters cast their votes in the third phase elections in 81 upazilas of the country’s 41 districts. – UNB

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