Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said the Election Commission will hold a meeting on Sunday (November 4) to fix the schedule for the forthcoming national election.
“The EC will sit on November 4 to finalize the schedule of the next national election,” the EC boss told reporters after a meeting with President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the capital.
Four election commissioners — Mahbub Talukder, Rafiqul Islam, Begum Kabita Khanam and Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury and EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed and secretaries concerned to the President were present there were present at the meeting.
The CEC said the commission has informed President Abdul Hamid about the overall preparation of the upcoming parliamentary polls.
He also said the President expressed his satisfaction over the overall situation ahead of the next general elections.
According to Article 123 (3) (a), the next general election must be held 90 days prior to the expiry of parliament’s tenure. Article 123(3) (b) stipulates that in case of a dissolution of parliament otherwise than by reason of such expiration, the election must be held within 90 days of such dissolution.
The first session of the 10th parliament began on January 29, 2014. The 10th parliamentary election was held on January 5, 2014, while the EC had earlier announced the polls schedule on November 25. The first session of the ninth parliament began on January 25, 2009.
The tenure of the 10th parliament expires on January 28, 2019. The 90-day countdown has started on October 30.