Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
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CEC calls for changes in the country’s electoral system

CEC calls for changes in the country’s electoral system

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal on Sunday called for changes in electoral system to make the balloting acceptable to all.

The CEC said this during a dialogue with Jatiya Party (Japa) at the EC Bhaban on Sunday.

“Under the current system, no matter how much competency I demonstrate, it is very difficult to come up with an election that is absolutely acceptable to everyone," he said.

He said it is also a disappointment because everyone will not sincerely help the EC to properly perform its duty.

The CEC also suggested holding workshops to find out the way out and have an acceptable vote.

The 14-member Japa delegation was led by its secretary general Mujibul Haque Chunnu.

Chunnu proposed staggering the upcoming national elections for seven days to make it free from rigging and violence.

He also proposed distribution of the seats of the Parliament based on the percentage of votes (proportional election). The party opposed  use Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

Four election commissioners and senior officials of the EC were also present at the dialogue.