MNA National Desk: Awami League mayoral candidate Talukdar Abdul Khaleque was unofficially declared elected in the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election on Tuesday.
Khaleque won the election with a big margin bagging 176,902 votes while his nearest rival Nazurl Islam Manju of BNP polled 108,956 in 286 election centres out of total 289.
The voting was suspended in the remaining three centres due to violence, capturing of polling stations and forced stuffing.
Returning officer Yunus Ali made the announcement around 9:40pm. The voting began at 8am and ended at 4pm without any break. however, the turnout of voters was said to be around 50 percent.