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Public notice regarding nomination papers-schedule issued

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 17 November 2023: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal has announced the schedule for the 12th National Assembly elections. According to the schedule, the polling for the national elections will be held on January 7. The Election Commission (EC) has also issued a public notification regarding the polling schedule and nominations. The Election Commission has issued a public notification on Thursday.

Schedule to be announced very soon: CEC

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 10 November 2023: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said, "We have an obligation to hold elections at a specific time. Accordingly, the schedule will be announced very soon." He said this after a meeting with President Md Sahabuddin at Bangabhaban on Thursday (November 9).

The cooperation of the people, including the executive, is needed for fair elections: President

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 10 November 2023: Stating that it is not possible for the Election Commission alone to conduct a fair election, President Md. Sahabuddin said that for a fair and beautiful election, the active cooperation of the people including the executive department is required.

CEC will wait for other political parties to take part in elections

Own correspondent, Dhaka, 5 November 2023: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal will wait for the parties who did not respond to the call of the Election Commission (EC).

EC has no options, elections in due course: CEC

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 31 October 2023: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that the Election Commission (EC) has no option. The EC must hold elections on time as a part of the constitutional obligation. The CEC said this after a meeting with the United States Ambassador to Bangladesh, Peter D. Haas, at the Agargaon election building in the capital on Tuesday, October 31. Earlier, he had a meeting with the Chief Election Commissioner at 10:30 am.

Taking threat of communal conflict seriously: CEC

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 11 October 2023: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said, "There have been religious or communal conflicts and violence around elections many times in Bangladesh. We have taken the fear of communal conflicts around elections very seriously."

District Commissioner's behavior should not be biased: CEC

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 18 September 2023: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that it is not desirable for any Deputy Commissioner to be biased. We can work to protect the environment not only after the schedule but also before.

There are no ghosts in the EVM: CEC

Dhaka, June 10: There are no ghosts in EVMs, it is the safest method of voting. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal made this comment in the discussion meeting organized by the Election Commission with the contending candidates for the posts of mayor, councilor and women councilors ahead of the upcoming CSIC elections at Jalalabad Gas Auditorium in Mendibagh of Sylhet city on Saturday (June 10).

Election Commission does not represent government: CEC

Dhaka, June 7: The Election Commission does not represent the government. It is an independent organization. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal said this in an exchange meeting with the candidates of the Rajshahi City Corporation election at the district Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday (June 7) morning.

Election Commission is not responsible for anyone losing or winning: CEC

Dhaka, May 31: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal commented that it is not the responsibility of the Election Commission to make anyone win or lose an election. He said this in the chief guest's speech at the briefing with the officials who took the polls in the city corporation election at the Khulna Government Women's College Auditorium on Wednesday (May 31) at noon.

The speed of EVMs is definitely slower than ballots: CEC

Dhaka, December 28: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that the speed of counting of votes in Rangpur City Corporation election is slow, the speed of EVMs will definitely be slower than the ballots. He said this to reporters while monitoring the Rangpur City Corporation election on CCTV at the Agargaon election building in the capital on Tuesday (December 27).

National elections by the end of 2023 or early 2024: CEC

Dhaka, October 8: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that the 12th National Assembly elections will be held in the last quarter of next year or the beginning of 2024. He advised the District Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to work without party affiliation in this election.

Didn't order MP Bahauddin to leave area, requested him: CEC

Dhaka, June 21: Comilla-6 MP AKM Bahauddin Bahar was not instructed to leave the area, a humble request was made. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal made the remarks while exchanging views with journalists after the Comilla City Corporation elections on Monday (June 20) at 11am.