Renegades elected chairmen in a third of district councils
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-12-28 21:33:40.0 BdST Updated: 2016-12-29 10:07:19.0 BdST
Renegade candidates have been elected chairmen in a third of the 38 districts in the district council elections.
The renegades from the ruling Awami League beat party-backed candidates in 14 districts on Wednesday.
A total of 21 chairman candidates backed by the ruling party were elected uncontested in the election snubbed by the BNP and Jatiya Party.
Elected representatives from unions, Upazila and municipalities voted in 61 districts, excluding the three in Chittagong Hill Tracts.
They voted to elect 20 members of the local government body besides the chairman.
At least 14 have been injured in clashes, hand bomb explosions and attacks on election day.
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