Khulna City Corporation Election held amid stray incidents: EWG
01:09 PM, May 16, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:49 PM, May 16, 2018

KCC polls held amid stray incidents, but no impact on election: EWG

Khulna City Corporation election was held amid stray incidents and irregularities, the Election Working Group (EWG) said today.

"But these incidents did not have any impact on the election," said EWG director Dr Md Abdul Alim.

“While there were attempts to alter the outcome of the vote in a number of polling stations, due to low number of attempts observed, it does not appear that they are significant enough to undermine the results of the election,” the EWG said in its preliminary statement on KCC.

The average voter turnout figure in polling stations observed was 64.8 percent, the EWG said.

The EWG is a non-partisan network of 28 leading civil society organisations in Bangladesh that was formed in 2006 with the shared goal of enhancing the transparency and accountability of elections and other democratic processes in the country.


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