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EC formation bill passed in parliament

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 15:50, 27 January 2022  
EC formation bill passed in parliament

The parliament on Thursday passed the bill on the appointment of chief election commissioner and other election commissioners.

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq placed the bill. Later, the bill was passed over voice vote.

Earlier, the session was started in the parliament presided by speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury.

According to Article 118 (1) of the Constitution, the bill will give a legal shield to the appointments of the Chief Election Commissioner and election commissioners to form the EC.

It is mentionable that the tenure of the incumbent KM Nurul Huda led election commission will expire on Feb 14.