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Seventy-three percent voting in Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation election
Sunday December 15, 2013 10:55 PM, Staff Reporter

A record seventy three percent of the total voters cast their votes in Ahmednagar – some 300 kms from here, on Sunday to elect the new body of the 68-member municipal corporation. The voting was totally peaceful.

"Voting in Ahmednagar which began today morning at 07:30 was totally peaceful. A record 73% people cast their votes to elect the new body of the 68-member municipal corporation", Election Officer SB Tadvi said while talking to

He said that as compared to the last time, the voting percentage saw a record increase.
"Last time's polling percentage was 62. So, this time we see an increase of 11% in the polling percentage", he said.

He said elections were held on Sunday for 67 seats of the 34 wards.

He also said that the election on one seat was cancelled after a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate was elected unopposed.

A total of 369 candidates belonging to various parties including the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Shiv Sena, Bhartia Janata Party (BJP) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) contested the elections. Fifty percent of the total seats was reserved for women candidates.

Counting of votes for the 67 wards will be held tomorrow.

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