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Elections could not go beyond controversy: CEC

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Elections could not go beyond controversy: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that no election could rise above controversy. The twelfth parliamentary elections could not go beyond controversy. He said these things at the thanksgiving ceremony for the smooth and successful completion of the 12th National Assembly elections at the Election Commission building today.

The CEC said, comparatively, it has been more acceptable than other elections. The Commission was under threefold pressure. We have tried to make it fair and acceptable. No election could rise above controversy. This election also could not go beyond controversy.

Kazi Habibul Awal said that the election was not very participatory. A large part of the polity boycotted the election and tried to prevent it. Still, I completed the election with everyone’s help. The nation was relieved, albeit temporarily. If there is a crisis after five years with elections, the development of the economy will be hindered. I can safely say that there was no hidden agenda with the government.

In the same event, Election Commissioner (EC) Anichur Rahman said that electronic voting machine (EVM) voting would have been better.

EC Md. Alamgir said that the election was fair due to the cooperation of everyone including the government. This election would have been more acceptable in the election of major political parties. Not coming to the election of any party is not a failure of the commission. It is not the commission’s responsibility to bring any political party to the polls.

EC Ahsan Habib Khan said on the occasion that people’s confidence in the Commission has returned with the 12th parliamentary elections. We have worked for the protection of the constitution, democracy and the country.

Awami League formed the government after winning 223 seats in the 12th National Parliament election held on January 7. Jatiya Party got 11 seats. Independent candidates have won a record 62 seats.



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