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KP local govt elections: Opposition bags 3 of 4 mayoral seats, PTI in danger of losing fourth

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  • JUI-F emerges victorious in 16 tehsil council seats; PTI wins 14 as per unofficial results.
  • ANP wins mayoral seat in Mardan, JUI-F emerges victorious in Kohat.
  • JUI-F's candidate Zubair Ali wins the Peshawar mayoral election.

The Opposition parties have bagged three out of four mayoral seats in Khyber Pakhtunkwa's ongoing local body elections, while the ruling PTI is in danger of losing the fourth one as well, according to unofficial results.

Awami National Party's (ANP) Himayatullah has been elected as the mayor in Mardan, JUI-F's candidates also scored in Kohat and Bannu, according to unofficial results. 

In Peshawar, JUI-F's candidate bagged as many as 62,388 votes and is nearing a win as he holds a margin of over 10,000 votes over PTI's Muhammad Rizwan Bangash, who is the runner-up and has amassed 50,659 votes, according to unofficial results.

There are five city councils in the province, however, the elections are taking place only on four as the polls in Dera Ismail Khan were postponed after ANP's candidate for mayor, Umar Khittab Sherani was shot dead.

In the 64 tehsil council unofficial results obtained so far, the JUI-F has emerged victorious in 16 tehsil council seats while the PTI has won in 14. 

Independent candidates have won 10, ANP six, PML-N three, Jamaat-e-Islami two, and Tehreek-e-Istiqlal in the tehsil council elections.