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EC to announce presidential polls schedule Thursday

  • Published at 10:43 pm January 24th, 2018
EC to announce presidential polls schedule Thursday
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has said the presidential election schedule will be announced on Thursday. He disclosed it to journalists emerging from a meeting with Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at the latter's JS Secretariat office in Dhaka on Wednesday. "The election…will be held any day from February 18 to 20," he said. Huda also said the number of voters for the president election is 350, but two seats are vacant as two lawmakers have recently died. As part of the legal obligation, he said: "We called on Speaker for discussing the presidential election, because the Speaker has some instructions in this regard." The voter list has been given to the Election Commission, and the next president will be elected by the lawmakers, said Sharmin Chaudhury.