Update April 7, 2018

Dhaka 12-47 am, 13-August, 2020

CEC for bringing changes in electoral code of conduct

Mirajul Moin Joy

7 April 2018, Nirapad News: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda today said the commission would bring some changes in electoral code of conduct to create a level-playing field in case of holding election without dissolving the present Jatiya Sangsad.

He was speaking at the certificate-distribution ceremony of a three-day training programme at Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).

PIB in association with Reporters Forum for Election and Democracy (RFED) organized the training programme for journalists while the institute’s director general Md Shah Alamgir chaired the certificate giving ceremony.

Additional Secretary of Information Ministry Md Abual Hossain spoke on the occasion as the special guest.

The CEC also expressed his optimism that all registered political parties will take part in the next parliament election.

“Political parties have confidence in us. No political party arises any allegation over neutrality of the Election Commission,” he said.

The CEC said if all parties do not take part, the election will not be a competitive one.

About the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Huda said the decision in this regard is yet to be taken.

EVMs will be used experimentally in local government elections, including upcoming Gazipur and Khulna city corporations polls, he said.

The CEC said if the main stakeholders of election- political parties and voters- agree on the use of EVM in the polls, then it will be used in the national election too.

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