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BD Foreign Office to share its update on polls through email

Politics 2023-12-02, 11:52pm

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh.



Dhaka, Dec 2 - A large number of nomination papers were submitted amidst fanfare by aspiring candidates for the upcoming 12th national election, to be held on January 7, 2024.

A fraction of BNP are boycotting the upcoming election although many of its own leaders are participating, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on its verified Facebook page, posted today.

This update on the election front is likely to be shared with the foreign missions in Dhaka through email, a source at the ministry told UNB. 

The Election Commission received a total of 2,711 nomination papers against 300 constituencies across the country. 

After completion of the 15-day timeframe on November 30, 2023, candidates totalling 1,964 from 30 out of 44 registered parties submitted their nomination papers. 

A total of 303 candidates from Awami League, 304 from Jatiya Party, 218 from Zaker Party, 151 from Trinomul BNP, 142 from National Peoples Party, 116 from Bangladesh Congress, and others from the remaining parties submitted their nomination papers. 

Additionally, it said, a staggering 747 candidates submitted their nomination papers as independent candidates, including around 33 former BNP MPs and leaders. "This also highlights the participatory nature of the upcoming elections." - UNB