KP local govt elections: Opposition bags 3 of 4 mayoral seats, PTI in danger of losing fourth

KP local govt elections: Opposition bags 3 of 4 mayoral seats, PTI in danger of losing fourth

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According to unofficial results, the opposition party won three-quarters of the mayor’s seat in the ongoing local elections in Khyber Pakhtunwa, and the ruling PTI is in danger of losing its fourth seat.

Awami National Party’s (ANP) Himayatullah has been elected as the mayor in Mardan, JUI-F’s Sher Zaman has been elected from Kohat, while another JUI-F candidate Zubair Ali has emerged victorious in Peshawar, according to unofficial results.  

In Peshawar, JUI-F’s candidate bagged 62,388 votes and won with a margin of over 10,000 votes, as PTI’s Muhammad Rizwan Bangash, who was the runner-up, amassed 50,659 votes.

The counting of votes in Bannu is still underway. 

There are five city councils in the province, however, the elections are taking place only on four as the polls in Dera Ismail Khan were postponed after ANP’s candidate for mayor, Umar Khittab Sherani was shot dead.

In the 64 tehsil council unofficial results obtained so far, the JUI-F has emerged victorious in 14 tehsil council seats while the PTI has won in 10. 

Independent candidates have won eight, ANP six, PML-N three, Jamaat-e-Islami two, and Tehreek-e-Istiqlal in the tehsil council elections. 

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