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National elections on Dec 23

MNA National Desk: The 11th parliamentary election will be held on December 23 this year.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda made the announcement on Thursday evening in a televised address to the nation.

The aspirants will have to submit their nomination papers by November 19, said CEC.

The nomination papers will be scrutinised on November 22, he said adding that the last date for withdrawing candidature is November 29.

While addressing the nation at 7pm, the CEC urged all the political parties to participate in the general election to keep the trend of democracy and pace of development uninterrupted.

“If there remains any disagreement dispute among them, then I urge them to resolve those politically. I request everybody to demonstrate patience and respectful political behaviour to each other,” he said.

He also expected a competitive election with the participation of all political parties. “I believe in a competitive election irregularities can be checked with the active participation of the supporters of candidates,” he added.

Huda said there is a constitutional binding to hold the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) election by January 28, 2019.

“We have apprised the President of our preparation,” he added.

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