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Presidential election to be held on February 19

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 12:21, 25 January 2023   Update: 12:44, 25 January 2023
Presidential election to be held on February 19

The 22nd presidential election of Bangladesh will be held on February.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal announced the schedule on Wednesday.

As per schedule, the date for submitting nomination papers is 12 February (10am-4pm) and those will be reviewed on 13 February. The final date for withdrawing nominations is 14 February (till 4pm).

Earlier on Tuesday, as per the law, CEC Kazi Habibul Awal met with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury to have a discussion over the polls.

Current president Abdul Hamid cannot be elected president for another term as the country’s constitution allows a maximum of two terms for a person in the post of president. Abdul Hamid is the only President who has been serving for two consecutive terms. His second and last tenure will expire on April 24 this year.

Article 123 (1) of the Constitution states that if the post of President becomes vacant due to expiry of the term, an election shall be held to fill the vacant post within 90 to 60 days before the term expires.

This time, the countdown for the presidential election started on 23 January.