Bangladesh general election rescheduled for Dec 29November 23rd, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (DPA) Bangladesh’s election authorities Sunday announced fresh election schedules, setting Dec 29 for parliamentary polls and Jan 22, 2009 for local government elections.Announcing the fresh timetable for the polls after a series of hectic parleys with major political camps, Chief Election Commissioner Shamsul Huda said he hoped that the new election dates will be acceptable to all the political parties.
“I hope the parties will begin their electioneering in a festive mood from tomorrow,” Huda told a crowded press conference at his office in the evening.
Previously, Dec 18 was fixed for the parliamentary polls and Dec 28 for the local governemnt elections.
According to the new schedules, submission of nomination papers for elections to 300 parliamentary constituencies will be accepted until Nov 30. Last date for submission of nomination papers for election to over 500 local governemnt councils is Dec 13.
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