Dhaka, Nov. 28 -- Balloting for the third phase of the union parishad polls is underway across the country on Sunday.

The voting started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break, reports UNB.

More than 20 million people will cast their votes at 10,159 polling stations.

In the third phase election,569 candidates have already been elected unopposed.

Of the uncontested candidates, 100 are in chairman posts, while 132 in reserved seats and 337 in member posts.

So, the polls will not be required against the chairman posts in the 100 UPs.

Apart from the unelected candidates, some 4,500 chairman contestants are running in the election (900 UPs), 11,000 women contestants (for reserved seats) and 34,500 member contestants in...