Dhaka: 11 Ugandan observers want to come to observe the upcoming 12th National Parliament election. They applied to observe the vote on behalf of the African Electoral Alliance.
On Tuesday (November 21), Election Commission (EC) Director of Public Relations. Shariful Alam gave such information. He said that so far 44 international observers and journalists from different countries and organizations have requested to come and observe the vote.
11 Ugandans want to come from the African Electoral Alliance. Four from the European Union, 12 from Agence France Presse, one from Abu Dhabi, two from India’s NDTV, four from the South Asian Development Forum, one from the British High Commission, three from the International Parliamentary Congress, one from Swedish Radio, one from Japan, two from Germany (one journalist), One from Italy and one from the Australian Embassy requested to come and watch the vote.
Earlier, Election Commission Additional Secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath said that observers and organizations from 12 countries want to observe the parliamentary elections. Until December 7, foreigners can apply for vote observation through the respective embassy. He said, when the application period ends, then we will present them to the commission. They can come after the approval of the commission.
According to the schedule of the 12th Parliament elections, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is 30 November, the selection of nomination papers is from 1 to 4 December, the filing and disposal of appeals against the decision of the returning officer to the commission is from 6 to 15 December, and the deadline for withdrawal of candidature is 17 December. The returning officers will allot the symbols on December 18. The election campaign will continue till 8 am on January 5. And the polling will be on January 7 (Sunday).
Bangladesh Time: 1736 hours, November 21, 2023
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