Presidential election on Feb 19

Kalerkantho Online   

22 January, 2018 21:56 PM

Presidential election on Feb 19

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The Presidential election in Bangladesh is scheduled to be held on February 19 during the ongoing 19th Parliament session.

Law Minister Anisul Huq made the disclosure while talking to reporters on Monday night.

He said: "The members of the Parliament will cast their votes to elect the new president of Bangladesh on February 19. But, no election will be held if there is only one candidate."

"If two candidates get the same number of votes, the president will be elected through a lottery," he added.

According to article 123 of the constitution, the presidential elections should be held between 90 and 60 days before the five-year term of the president expires. The tenure of incumbent President Abdul Hamid nears an end.

The last indirect presidential election was held in Bangladesh on April 22, 2013, following the death of Zillur Rahman on March 20, 2013.

Abdul Hamid won the elections unopposed through a parliamentary vote.