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1st Phase Bangladesh municipal polls on Monday

Residents in 24 municipalities across Bangladesh will go to the polls on Monday to cast their ballots in the first phase

Bangladesh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2020 4:32 AM GMT

Residents in 24 municipalities across Bangladesh will go to the polls on Monday to cast their ballots in the first phase of the country's municipal elections amid coronavirus pandemic. Ballots will be cast using electronic voting machines (EVM) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., bdnews24 reported. The elections, which will be mainly contested by candidates from the ruling Awami League and the the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has been relatively subdued this time due to the pandemic. Executive and judicial magistrates along with the members of various law enforcement agencies, including Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), police and the Ansar paramilitary auxiliary force, are monitoring the elections. Candidates from Awami League, BNP, Jatiya Party, Islami Andolan Bangladesh and Jatiya Ganatantrik Party are vying for the post of mayor in the 24 municipal areas. Independent candidates are also taking part in the election. (IANS)

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