Peshawar: Over 2000 contestants have been elected unopposed in the local bodies elections that are being held today (Sunday) in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the details, the candidates for the 500 youth and 154 minority seats declared success, 217 candidates for the women’s seats and 285 peasant seats and 285 candidates.
It merits mention that there are 676 candidates contesting elections for 65 seats of city mayor and tehsil chairman. PTI is the only party which has fielded candidates for all the 65 seats and no party has been able to field 65 candidates. JUI-F has fielded 59 candidates, ANP is in third position with 55 candidates, while PML-N’s 51 candidates will contest elections and 47 candidates of Jamaat-e-Islami will contest polls, while PPP’s 43, 14 candidates of Qaumi Wattan Party (QWP) and 305 independent candidates are hopeful for victory.
On the other hand, every voter will be able to cast 6 votes in the election, the color of the ballot paper will be different for different seats, white ballot paper will be used for city mayor / tehsil chairman. Silver color has been allotted for the general seat of Neighborhood / Village Council.
Local group elections in 35 districts will be held in two stages. In the first phase, elections will be held in 17 districts today.