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If 65 to 70 percent votes are counted, the election will be transparent

Abdur Rahman Khan

The Election Monitoring Forum believes that if 65 to 70 percent votes are cast in the upcoming parliamentary elections, the elections will be transparent.

The Election Monitoring Forum believes that if 65 to 70 percent votes are cast in the upcoming parliamentary elections, the elections will be transparent. Chairman of the forum Abed Ali made this comment in response to a question at a press conference at the National Press Club in the capital on Tuesday.

BNP and like-minded parties did not participate in the 12th parliamentary elections. In this situation, in response to the question whether this election can be called participatory, Abed Ali said, “Whether a political party will come to the election according to its strategy is a matter of its own.” We think that the election will be transparent if 65 to 70 percent votes are counted.

Director of the organization and Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering (BUET) Professor Dr. gave a written speech at the press conference. Abdul Jabbar Khan. He said, “As in the past, more than two hundred foreign observers will come to observe the election on the invitation of the Election Commission and voluntarily.” Apart from that, around 15 international organizations have already contacted the Election Monitoring Forum for information on various issues including the election environment, role of political parties, preparation of the Election Commission. Prepared.

He said, ’27 political parties are participating in the election. Although this election is not attended by all parties, we feel that the common people are election oriented. We will have to wait till January 7 to know how spontaneous the voter participation is.

Participating in the press conference, former Justice Chiddikur Rahman Mia said in response to a question, “Parties participating in the elections have their own strategies.” They are operating according to their strategy. But it is not for us to see who will campaign or not. Our job is to monitor pre- and post-election situations and whether the code of conduct is followed.

The former election commissioner was also present at the press conference. Shah Newaz, Professor Dr. Bangabandhu Digital University Vice-Chancellor. Mahfuzul Islam, Vice-Chancellor of Islamic Arabic University. Ahmed Abul Kalam Azad and others.

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