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No way to defer election date further: CEC


No way to defer election date further: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner K M Nurul Huda on Tuesday (Nov 13) said there is no way to defer the date of the 11th national parliamentary elections further.

He came up with the remark while inaugurating the training session of returning officers at the Election Commission office in Dhaka in the morning, local media reports said.

There's no scope to delay it further. So, it won't be possible to defer the date as we've already completed all the preparations for holding the election on Dec 30, said the CEC.

He urged the returning officers to perform their duties neutrally without fear.

"We've fixed the date considering many things," said the CEC adding, “Besides, the new parliament must be formed by Jan 29.”

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