The Election Commission is going to sit with registered political parties once again to discuss changes to the rules on the commissioner’s appointment and to the electoral laws. The commission plans to kick off the dialogue from June 7, election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain told bdnews24.com on Tuesday.
Reforms to the law on delimitation of electoral areas and introduction of electronic voting will also be discussed among other topics, he said.
Sakhawat said they plan to sit with two of the 38 registered parties every day. EC secretary Mohammad Sadique told bdnews24.com that invitation letters were being sent to the political parties in phases. The commission had sat with the registered parties in February.
Only Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) attended the dialogue with the political parties that have representatives in parliament. The dialogue was organised ahead of Union Parishad elections.
The commission earlier held dialogues three times in 2007 and 2008 after declaring a roadmap to amend the Representation of People Order, or electoral laws. Representatives of the civil society and senior journalists were also invited at the time.
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