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22nd presidential election to be held on February 19

22nd presidential election to be held on February 19

The 22nd presidential election of the country will be held on February 19. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal announced the schedule of this election on Wednesday.

Earlier, the schedule was finalized in the commission meeting.

According to the Constitution, a new president has to be elected within 90 to 60 days prior to the end of the incumbent president's tenure.

In line with the presidential election act, there is also a provision for the CEC to meet with the Speaker prior to the presidential election. 

The previous presidential election schedule was announced on 25 January, 2018. 

Abdul Hamid was elected president unopposed for the second term on 6 February though the election slated for 18 February. 

President Abdul Hamid is set to complete his tenure on 23 April this year.