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Bangladesh Low Voter Turnout in Upazila Polls Raises Concerns

The Daily Star Bangladesh quoting the Election Commission of Bangladesh indicated that the Bangladesh voters are not showing interest in the ongoing upazila elections with low voter turnout. This was less than 15 percent in at least four upazilas. Only 8.63 percent voters cast their votes in the Dakhhin Surma election in Sylhet district and 9.38 percent of voters voted in Jaintapur upazila election in the same district as per the Daily Star. 13.13 percent exercised their franchise in the Bogura sadar upazila election and only 13.19 percent turned up for the election to Bagmara upazila of Rajshahi district. Gowainghat upazila in Sylhet registered a 16.53 percent voter turnout, 20.63 in Panchagarh sadar, 21.66 percent in Santhia of Pabna, 24.89 percent in Gaibandha sadar upazila, 24.94 percent in Kurigram sadar, 25.97 in Bera of Pabna, 26.09 percent in Lalmonirhat sadar and 26.63 in Ishwardy of Pabna quotes the Star...............

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