5251 candidates to contest LB polls for chairman & vice chairman

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LAHORE,Dec 1 (APP): As many as 5251 candidates of Chairman & Vice Chairman (joint candidates) and 31848 for General Members of Wards within Union Councils and Municipal
Committees will contest third and final phase of Local Body Elections to be held in 12 districts of the province  on December 5.
According to Election Commission of Pakistan officials, a total of 2507 wards have been formed within Union Councils and Municipal Committees in 5 Municipal Corporations,
12 District Councils and 58 Municipal Committees in different cities.
As many as 18 candidates of chairman & vice chairman and 520 for general members have been elected unopposed while collectively 6160 candidates withdraw their candidature.
Districts where polling will be held include Rawalpindi, Multan,D.G Khan,Bahawalpur,Sialkot,Narowal,Khushab, Jhang,Ranjanpur,Muzaffargarh,Layyah and Rahim Yar Khan. As many as 16986946 (male 9447933,female 7539013) voters
will exercise their right to franchise in the elections. Election Commission formed 10517 constituencies including 1335 Union Councils for direct elections,8010 wards within
union councils, 58 municipal committees,1172 wards in municipal committees in all twelve districts.As many as 12 DROs,259 ROs and 518 AROs will supervise the election process while 14470 presiding officers,80000 APOs and 40000 Polling Officers will be responsible to hold elections.