Awami League mayoral candidate Atiqul Islam won the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-election with a big margin of votes.
Atiqul bagged 8,39,302 votes while his nearest contestant Jatiya Party leader Shafin Ahmed got 52,429 votes, Returning Officer Abul Kashem announced the results from Bangabandhu International Conference Centre tonight.
Voting in the by-election to the mayoral post of DNCC and polls to councillor posts in its 18 new wards and 18 other new wards of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) concluded this afternoon amid low voter turnout.
The voting that began at 8:00 am ended at 4:00 pm.
In the DNCC, five candidates took part in the mayoral race, while 116 contenders for 18 general councillor posts and 45 aspirants for six reserved seats which are exclusively for women.
Of them, one general councillor candidate was elected unopposed in the city.
Besides Atiqul and Shafin, other mayoral candidates are NPP's Anisur Rahman (Mango) and PDP's Shahin Khan (Tiger) and independent runner Abdur Rahim (Table Clock).
The mayoral post fell vacant after former mayor Annisul Huq passed away on November 30, 2017.