May 29, 2022, 5:04 pm

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2022-01-23 14:14:59 BdST

EC formation Bill placed in Parliament

The draft law on formation of Election Commission (EC) has been tabled in Parliament.

The bill was placed by Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq in the 16th session of the 11th National Assembly on Sunday.

On January 17, the Cabinet approved the draft of the ‘Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioner Appointment Act, 2022’ to have a law in this regard as per the Constitution.

As per the proposed law, a search committee will be formed taking approval from the President over the constitution of the Election Commission and the search committee will recommend the names of suitable candidates before the President to appoint the CEC and other election commissioners.

The move came just one month before the expiry of the five-year tenure of the incumbent Election Commission, led by CEC KM Nurul Huda, as it is going to complete its five years in office in mid-February.

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