PML-N leads, PTI follows as ECP receives Islamabad LG poll results

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) took the lead as Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) received the results of the local government (LG) polls held in Islamabad on Monday, The News Dispatch reported on Tuesday.

District Returning Officer Aleem Shahab has sent ECP the results of all Union Councils of the federal capital.

According to the results released by DRO, PML-N has secured 19 chairman seats while rival Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) came in second, with 17 chairman positions.

Independent candidates emerged as the third largest entity, grabbing a total of 13 seats.

The DRO told media that in one Union Council, UC-4, the winner will be decided by a toss as the vote count ended in a tie between the candidates.

Residents of Islamabad went to the polls on Monday amidst tight security to elect local representatives for the first time under the newly-minted Islamabad Local Government Act, 2015.

PTI leader Asad Umar announced on Twitter that his party is filing recount application on at least eight seats while the party chairman Imran Khan announced that PTI will be putting up its candidate for Mayor in Islamabad.

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