Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | ePaper

EC to unveil roadmap today

  • Print
Staff Reporter  :
The Election Commission (EC) will formally unveil its roadmap for the next parliamentary elections today.
EC Secretary Muhammad Abdullah said, "The Election Commission finalised the roadmap incorporating seven agendas. It will formally be launched in a book format on Sunday." The seven agendas are electoral law reform, making electoral process time-befitting one, delimitation of constituencies, updating the voter list, preparing the list of possible polling stations, inviting application from new political parties to be registered with the EC, and the capacity building of officials for holding the national election.
The EC officials said that it has a constitutional obligation to complete the next Parliamentary Elections within January 28, 2019 as the 10th parliament went into its first session on January 2014. But, it is planning to arrange the polls in late December 2018.       
As per the Article 123 (3) of the Constitution, a general election shall be held within 90 days before the expiration of five-year tenure. That is why the EC has planned to perform their duties properly.
As per the roadmap, the Commission will start dialogue with political parties and other stakeholders on July 31 next.
The dialogue will begin with talks with Civil Society members. The dialogue with journalists will be held in August, while with 40 registered political parties from August to September next.
Besides, the Commission will sit in separate dialogues with election observers, women leaders and election management experts in October next.
The EC will draft the recommendations to be received from participants of the dialogues in November next and finalise a report on the recommendations in December 2017.

More News For this Category

We cannot send refugees to concentration camps

Following what has been believed to be a 'tough negotiation', Bangladesh has agreed a time frame with Myanmar for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled an army

Atiq gets AL nomination

Staff Reporter:The ruling party Awami League has nominated former BGMEA President Md. Atiqul Islam as mayor candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-polls amid writs filed with the High

Bill allowing 4 family members on bank board passed

The much-talked-about 'Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill 2018' was passed in Parliament on Tuesday with a provision to allow upto four members of a family to become directors of any bank and

Bankers recruitment tests cancelled

Staff Reporter :The Bankers' Selection Committee on Tuesday cancelled the recruitment tests for eight state-run banks amid protest from the candidates.The decision came after an emergency meeting between Bangladesh Bank

Ivy among 50 injured

Ivy among 50 injured

Staff Reporter :At least 50 people, including Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Mayor Dr Selina Hayat Ivy, were injured, five of them critically, when clashes took place between two rival groups-local

Rohingya repatriation likely to complete with in 2 years

Bangladesh and Myanmar on Tuesday signed a document on 'Physical Arrangement' which will facilitate return of Rohingays to their homeland from Bangladesh.The 'Physical Arrangement' stipulates that the repatriation would be

Two writs seeking stay on DNCC polls

Staff Reporter :Two separate writ petitions were filed on Tuesday with the High Court (HC) seeking stay on the process for holding election to the mayoral post for Dhaka North

Madrasa teachers call off strike after govt assurance

Staff Reporter  :Ebtedayee madrasa teachers on Tuesday called off their indefinite hunger strike unto death after getting government's assurance to meet their demands. They ended their hunger strike around 2:15pm

Confusion over DNCC polls

Reza Mahmud :A confusion raised concerning the Dhaka North City Corporation by-polls as two writ petitions were filed on Tuesday in the High Court seeking stay on the upcoming by-polls.The

Bodies of 4 women recovered in city

Staff Reporter :Police recovered the bodies of four women, including a private university student from separate areas in the capital on Tuesday.The deceased were identified as - BRAC University student