The Election Commission will announce the detailed schedule of the country’s 22nd presidential election today. Speaker on Tuesday. After the meeting with Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal gave this information about the schedule announcement. He said, we have decided to hold the Election Commission meeting on Wednesday (today) at 11 am. We will open the schedule by meeting.
EC Secretary Md. Jahangir was also present. After the meeting with the Speaker, the CEC spoke to the journalists after returning to the election building. He will be the returning officer in the presidential election. Kazi Habibul Awal said that in view of the presidential election, CEC has to meet the Speaker before announcing the schedule according to the law.
The last presidential election was scheduled on January 25, 2018. At that time, even though the election date was on February 18, there was only one candidate, and he was elected president in the second round on February 6. Abdul Hamid. His term will end on April 23. This time, the countdown to the presidential election has started from January 23. The President should be elected by February 23.
According to Article 123(1) of the Constitution, if the office of the President becomes vacant due to the expiry of the term, an election shall be held to fill the vacancy between 90 and 60 days before the date of expiry of the term. The president is elected by the votes of the members of parliament. As the Awami League has an absolute majority in the parliament, their candidate is certain to become the president.