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EU can send as many neutral poll observers as they want: EC

Update : 12 Jul 2023, 01:40

The Election Commission (EC) told the visiting EU election exploratory mission that they can send as many neutral observers as they want.

“We have told them that they can send as many neutral observers as they want,” said EC Additional Secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath after a meeting with visiting European Union mission at Agargaon Election Commission Bhaban on Tuesday, reports BSS.

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal replied different queries of the EU delegation led by Chelleri Riccardo.

During the hour-long meeting, the EU delegation enquired about the EC’s preparations for holding the upcoming national election.

“They wanted to know our preparations and capacity to hold the next general election fairly. The EU team expressed satisfaction about it,” he said.

Ashok Kumar Debnath said the EU delegates also wanted to know about the voter list, voting centers, CCTV installation. A technical team of the EU will meet EC’s election management officials on next week, he added.

Replying to a question, he said, the EC informed the EU mission that it would be good if they send application of the observers by September as there are some other formalities from home and foreign ministries to process the applications.

He said the EC informed the EU team that the EC has so far conducted 911 elections. 

Replying to another question, Ashok Kumar Debnath said there was no discussion about any polls-time government during the talks.

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