Gilgit-Baltistan election 2020: Polling for general elections ends, vote count underway

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GILGIT: Results for the general elections of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) have started pouring in as counting is underway across the region after a daylong polling in the landmark general elections held under tight security.

Polling officially ended across Gilgit-Baltistan at 5pm local time on Sunday after millions took part in the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) general elections.

The vote count has begun, a process that may last until the next day. Results of the election that allowed people to elect candidates for the GB Assembly is expected to be announced on Monday.

The polling which started at 8am continued until 5pm without any break. There were 24 seats for the contest but polling on one seat was postponed, leaving 23 seats up for grabs. As many as 330 candidates, including four women, were in the contest.

Elections had been delayed in GBLA-3 following the death of PTI Gilgit-Baltistan President retired Justice Jaffer Shah from coronavirus. At least 1,26,997 fresh voters have also used right of vote in general elections of Gilgit-Baltistan.

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