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EC formation law to be placed before parliament tomorrow

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22nd January, 2022 03:30:12 PM
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A draft law on constitution of the next Election Commission (EC) will be placed before the parliament tomorrow (Sunday), said Jatiya Sangsad Whip Atiur Rahman Atik.

Following demand by opposition BNP and likeminded parties, the government has initiated to enact a law on formation of the EC which will hold the next parliamentary polls and other elections.

Law Minister Anisul Huq will present draft of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioner Appointment Act 2022. He will propose the draft law to be sent to the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs for scrutiny for further scrutiny.

The development came in a notice on parliament activities published on Saturday.

According to Article 118 (1) of the Constitution, the bill will be brought to give a legal shield to the appointments of the Chief Election Commissioners and other Commissioners to form the Election Commission.

The tenure of the current Election Commission, led by CEC KM Nurul Huda, will expire on February 14.

Earlier, President Abdul Hamid started dialogue with various political parties to finalise the search committee on formation of the EC.