LG elections marked by major upsets as victories celebrated

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Lahore – The Local Government elections for Punjab and Sindh were marked by some major upsets and zealous celebrations all across the provinces as fifty percents results of the Local Government Elections (LGE) were announced on Saturday. The results for 1350 seats of Punjab out of 2687 were made public while in Sindh victorious candidates of 743 seats out of a total of 1484 were disclosed.

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) remained on top of its game as the “Lion” consolidated its power once again by leading the poll count in Punjab. PML-N inflicted a crushing defeat on its prime rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) winning 186 seats from Lahore. The results of 217 seats for Lahore’s Municipal Corporation out of a total of 274 were announced. Celebrations broke out on the streets with PML-N supporters dancing in the streets enraptured by their party’s triumph. Overall, 645 candidates of PML-N were successful in winning seats throughout Punjab. 21 independent candidates were also declared triumphant . PTI won a total of 125 seats from the province while 30 candidates of Pakistan People’s Party were successful in winning seats from Punjab.

On the other hand, PPP led the poll count from Sindh with a total of 541 seats in the Sindh province. 4 seats were won by PTI, 4 by PML-N and 4 by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) while 150 independent candidates tasted victory. 56 candidates of Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) were victorious while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) won 11 seats.

2015-11-01

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