Government Policy

Schedule for presidential election to be announced Wednesday

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal on Tuesday said the schedule for the presidential election will be announced on Wednesday ( tomorrow).

CEC Awal said this while talking to the media at his office in the city's Agargaon area after holding a meeting with Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at national parliament.

Kazi Awal said the schedule of the presidential election will be disclosed after a meeting of the election commission to be held at 11 am tomorrow in the Election Commission.

Parliament Secretariat Senior Secretary KM Abdus Salam and Election Commission (EC) Secretary Md Jahangir Alam were present during the meeting.

Director ( Public Relations) of Parliament Tarik Mahmud said CEC met the Speaker of the Parliament and discussed the presidential election.

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Speaker Shirin Sharmin thanked the Chief Election Commissioner after being apprised of the developments.

CEC informed the Speaker that they are ready to conduct the election in due time.

According to the Constitution, a new president has to be elected within 90 to 60 days prior to the end of the incumbent president's tenure.

The previous presidential election schedule was announced on January 25, 2018.

Abdul Hamid was elected president unopposed for the second term on 6 February though the election slated for 18 February.

President Abdul Hamid is set to complete his tenure on April 23 this year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh