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Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 8 December 2023: The Election Commission (EC) has approved the transfer of 338 Police Station OCs and 110 Upazila Executive Officers (UNOs). This information was given at the end of a meeting of the Election Commission on Thursday, December 7.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 6 December 2023: The United States is not speculating or thinking about the results of the 12th National Parliament Elections of Bangladesh. The country says it wants to see free and fair elections in Bangladesh, which will be held peacefully. At the same time, the United States will continue to call on all partners, including governments, opposition parties, and civil society, to work together to ensure this.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 6 December 2023: Election Commissioner (EC) Md Alamgir said, "There is absolutely no pressure from foreigners on the Election Commission. What they want to know when they come to us is what we have done for free and fair elections. Foreigners are satisfied with the election environment so far. We have not been given any suggestion or pressure from them. Instead, the Election Commission is pressuring everyone for the sake of fair elections."
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 6 December 2023: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said that there must be an agreement with the 14-party alliance regarding participation in the elections. According to the expectations and reality of the 14 parties, the decision regarding seat sharing will be announced within the next few days.
Own correspondent, Dhaka, 6 December 2023: The manifesto of the ruling Awami League on the occasion of the 12th National Parliament election is almost final. Party president Sheikh Hasina will make the announcement in mid-December. This manifesto has several surprises.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 4 December 2023: The High Court has ruled that government officials cannot participate in the National Assembly elections within three years of their retirement. After three years, they can be elected as a member of parliament. A bench consisting of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zeenat Haque of the High Court ruled on Monday, December 4, dismissing the rule regarding whether the provision of participating in the National Assembly elections within three years of retirement from government service is valid.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 2 December 2023: The election train is underway. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader commented that this train will not stop until it reaches its destination no matter how many obstacles come. He made this comment at a briefing at the Awami League president's political office in Dhanmondi, the capital, on Friday (December 1).
Own correspondent, Dhaka, 2 December 2023: Political parties and independent candidates have submitted a total of 2,713 nomination papers in 300 seats on the occasion of the 12th National Parliament election. Among them there are 1 thousand 966 candidates of 32 political parties. And there are 747 independent candidates. Election Commission (EC) Additional Secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath gave this information on Friday, December 1.
Own Correspondence, Dhaka, 30 November 2023: The resignation of three Ministers-Ministers of State who are cabinet technocrats (non-members of parliament) is effective. Related sources said that their resignations have been accepted. At the same time, the resignations of three advisers have also been accepted.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 30 November 2023: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that the party leaders can stand as independent candidates in the upcoming 12th National Parliament elections if they want. Allowing independent candidates is a strategic decision of the party.
Dhaka, 24 November 2023: Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has called on BNP to participate in the 12th National Assembly elections to be held on January 7 to verify who the people want to see in power.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 23 November 2023: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that many leaders of BNP want to participate in this year's elections and for this they are in contact with leaders of various levels of Awami League. He indicated this in his statement in response to a question from journalists after a meeting with the UN Resident Coordinator Gwen Lewis at the Secretariat on Thursday.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 23 November 2023: The Election Commission Secretariat said that voting can be done even if detained in jail or any other legal custody. This vote can be given through postal ballot.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 22 November 2023: Election Commission (EC) Additional Secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath said that so far 12 countries of the world have informed the EC that they will come to observe the 12th Parliament elections. He informed this information in a press conference on Tuesday.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 20 November 2023: Election Commissioner Rasheda Sultana said that if BNP comes to the election, opportunities will be created in accordance with the law. She said this in response to a question from journalists at the Agargaon Election Commission on Monday, November 20.