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Election schedule of Cumilla City to be announced this month

Election schedule of Cumilla City to be announced this month

Bangladesh Election Commission Secretariat's Secretary Humayun Kabir Khandaker on Tuesday (Apr 6) said the election schedule of Cumilla City Corporation will be announced at the end of this month. He informed it to the journalists after the first meeting of the commission chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal held at Nirbachan Bhaban in city's Agargaon area.

The schedule for Cumilla City Corporation, Municipality, and Union Parishad elections will be announced at the second meeting of the commission at the end of this month and elections will be held by Jun 20, he said.

He added that the polls will be held under electronic voting machine (EVM) system and preparations will be needed to this end, the commission has decided to hold the polls within Jun 20.

Election Commission officials said the last election in the city was held on Mar 30, 2017 and the first meeting was held on May 17 of the same year.

According to the law, the term of the elected city corporation is 5 years from the first meeting. So, the term of this city corporation will end on May 16 this year.