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Peaceful voting marks Mizoram by-polls

The polling was expected to reach 75 per cent, returning officer and Mamit district DC Nghaklianmawia said.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2005 22:44 IST

The by-elections to north western Mizoram's Kawrthah and Phuldungsei Assembly constituencies was passed off peacefullyon Saturdaywhile the percentage of polling was expected to reach 75 per cent, returning officer and Mamit district Deputy Commissioner Nghaklianmawia said.

"Due to the inaccessibility of many villages and hamlets coupled with communication problems, we would be able to give exact figure only by Sunday," hesaid after the polling was over.

The exact percentage of poll would be known only after all the electronic voting machines from polling stations in both the constituencies reach Mamit town on Sunday, Nghaklianmawia said.

Describing the pollingas completely peaceful, the DC said that model code of conduct was strictly followed by all political parties and candidates.

The polling was held under the supervision of four election observers and two under secretaries from the Election Commission.

The counting of votes will take place on December 13.

First Published: Dec 10, 2005 22:44 IST