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Elections to nearly 100 local bodies Thursday

  • Published at 09:41 pm December 9th, 2020
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Only five municipalities and three union parishads will go to regular election, while the rest will go to by-elections

Elections or by-elections to nearly 100 local bodies –- zila parishads, upazila parishads, municipalities and union parishads — will be held in different districts of the country on Thursday. 

The Election Commission (EC) has taken necessary preparations to arrange the polls, EC’s joint secretary (Public Relations) SM Asaduzzaman told UNB on Wednesday.

The local bodies include four zila parishads, seven municipalities, 10 upazila parishads and 71 union parishads.


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Of these, only five municipalities and three union parishads will go to regular election, while the rest will go to by-elections.

The five municipalities are Faridpur and Madhukhali of Faridpur district, Rajoir of Madaripur, Bancharampur of Brahmanbaria and Palashbari of Gaibandha.

The three union parishads are Rantbhanga, Bandber and Char Shailmari of Rowmari Upazila under Kurigram district.

Among 68 other union parishads, the by-polls to the chairman post will be held in seven unions.

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