Bangladesh’s presidential election on February 19
January 25th, 2023 at 3:40 pm
Bangladesh’s presidential election on February 19

by Staff Correspondent;

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for presidential elections with voting on February 19 as the tenure of the current head of the state, Abdul Hamid, expires in April.

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal on Wednesday announced the schedule for the 22nd presidential election at his office in Dhaka.

According to the schedule, the nomination could be submitted until February 12. The commission will scrutiny the candidature on February 13 and the candidates would be allowed to withdrew nomination paper until February 14.

The voting is on February 19, said the CEC.

Lawmakers at the 350-strong parliament will select the next president from among the candidates, if more than one, on a five-year tenure. If there is only one candidate on the ballot, the person will be elected unopposed.

The current president, Abdul Hamid, was first elected in April 2013, replacing Zillur Rahman, who died of respiratory complexities at the age of 84.

Hamid was re-elected in 2018.

A person is constitutionally barred from serving as president for the third term. Hamid is the 17th person to serve as Bangladesh’s president since independence in 1971.