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Fifth phase UP polls on January 5

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27th November, 2021 04:30:38 PM
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Fifth phase UP polls on January 5

The Election Commission on Saturday announced the fifth phase of Union Parishad elections to be held on January 5 next year.

Elections will be held to a total of 707 union parishads across the country in the fifth phase.

Election Commission's Secretary Humayun Kabir Khandaker declared the election schedule after a meeting at the Election Commission in the capital.

According to the schedule, candidates for the posts of chairman, member and reserved seats for women will be able to submit their nominations to the returning officers till December 7.

The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on December 9 and the last date for withdrawal of candidacy is December 15.

Some 1,000 UPs will go to polls in the third phase on Monday. The fourth-phase elections to 840 union parishads will be held on December 23.

A total of 833 union parishads went to the polls in the second phase on November 11.

In the first phase, elections were held in 204 UPs on June 21 and 160 UPs on September 20. The EC held the first phase of elections on two dates due to Covid-19.