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2023-11-27 15:20:49 BdST

Credible election vital for sake of democracy, economy: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal has categorically said that ensuring a fair and widely accepted election is imperative for safeguarding the country's democracy and the overall growth of its economy.

“The country is passing through a faith-disbelief over the 12th parliamentary election. International communities are keeping their close eyes on Bangladesh. In such a situation, there is a crucial need for a fair and acceptable election to safeguard the country’s democracy and economy,” Habibul Awal said.

The CEC came up with the remarks while talking to journalists at the Electoral Training Institute in the capital Dhaka this on Monday noon.  

Claiming that the controversy that has arisen in the country over the upcoming election is undesirable, he called upon all people involved in the electoral process to discharge their duties upholding their courage and integrity.

“Election Day is very crucial. We will either succeed or fail but not will be controversial. But we must be successful. We are determined to hold an acceptable election,” he said this 12 days after the announcement of the schedule for the national election.

He also called upon all people from their respective positions to keep close watch on the election and said, “If the election is held in an acceptable manner, let the people say it is good, if it is rigged, let it also be said.”

“If the people say yes then the election will be recognised as an acceptable one,” said the CEC.

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