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PML-N candidate wins Islamabad mayor elections

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday retained the seat of Islamabad mayor, defeating the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the by-polls, according to unofficial results.

Pir Adil Shah Gillani, the PML-N candidate, defeated Malik Sajid Mahmood of the PTI for the coveted post. Gillani bagged 43 votes, while Mahmood could only secure 26 votes in the 73-member electoral college.

The new mayor will serve only for two months as the current local councils are going to complete their five-year terms by the end of February next year.After being declared victorious, Gillani maintained that though the time was short he would serve to the best of his capacity.

The first ever local government election was held in Islamabad on November 30, 2015, in which the PML-N had emerged as a majority party.

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