After the day-long voting on Wednesday, the results are being announced from the results collection and distribution center set up at the District Shilpakala Academy.
The results of 54 centers were announced till 6:15 pm. Awami League mayoral candidate Arfanul Haque Rifat was leading in 1598 votes.
Boat candidate Rifat got 25,145 votes in 54 centers. His nearest rival Monirul Haque Sakku got 23,547 votes for the table clock symbol.
Nizam Uddin Kaiser, who is in the third place, got 12,006 votes for the horse symbol.
Before the announcement of results, Returning Officer Shahedunnabi Chowdhury said that it was taking time for the presiding officer to arrive due to rain. Due to this it is a little late to announce the results.
The total number of centers in this election of Comilla City Corporation is 105, 2 lakh 29 thousand 920 voters.
Outgoing mayor Sakku has been expelled from the BNP and has become an independent candidate. Like him, Kaiser was expelled from the party and became an independent candidate.
Awami League leader Rifat became the candidate with the party’s symbol boat.