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Dhaka Tribune

CEC: Only saw Awami League’s agents in polling centres

  • Expected voter turnout to increase 
  • Voting began at 8am
Update : 07 Jan 2024, 01:46 PM

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal on Sunday said he only found agents of Awami League candidates after visiting several polling centres. 

The CEC made the statement after returning to the Election Commission after casting his vote.

"I found several agents who belong to the Awami League. I did not see any other candidates’ polling agents.

CEC Awal later expected that voter turnout would increase. 

Click to get exclusive minute-to-minute update on election here

Bangladesh’s 119.6 million voters are casting their ballots for the 12th national parliamentary election

Voting began at 8am on Sunday at 261,912 polling booths in 42,024 voting centre and will continue until 4pm with 299 parliamentary seats up for election. Polls were deferred in one seat at the death of a candidate.    

With the ruling Awami League and its alliance looking confident to win the election for a fourth straight term, its arch rival BNP and like-minded parties called for a hartal on the day.

Timeline: National Election 2024
07 Jan 2024, 21:55
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