Gangtok, Nov 3 (PT1) The Panchayat polls in Sikkim were today held peacefully in Sikkim, the state election commission said.

North district recorded 83 per cent turn out followed by 77 per cent in South district, 75 per cent in East and and 73 per cent in West district, the commission said in a statement.

The counting of votes will take place on November 5.

Altogether 228 candidates are in fray in 84 zilla panchyat seats and 1062 contestants in 499 gram panchayat seats.

The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) led by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has already won 537 gram panchayat and 27 zilla panchayat seats.

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