CEC rules out any scope of re-election

Reader:: Dhaka

Tuesday, 1 January, 2019 12:14:06 am
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Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has ruled out any scope of holding fresh election, as demanded by opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafrint.

‘There is no scope to hold the national election again,’ he said while briefing to media today, a day after the 11th parliamentary election was held.

How was the election?

Voting for the 11th parliamentary election ended peacefully in Dhaka; but was tainted with violence elsewhere across the country and cost the lives of at least a dozen people.

Allegations of vote rigging, election clashes, intimidation and irregularities came in from several other constituencies and capilat Dhaka city.

Also, the election saw opposition candidates boycotting elections in at least 43 constituencies; 42 of who were Jatiya Oikyafront runners.

Why 2018 poll is significant?

It is after 10 years that Bangladesh and its people are witnessing an election that is being held in participation of all the major political parties.

The last one held on January 5, 2014, was highly debated both nationally and internationally as it saw no election to more than half of the states.

A total 153 constituencies out of the total 300 lawmakers elected uncontested- an election was boycotted by prime opposition BNP.


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