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Dhaka, Friday   28 February 2020


67 foreign observers in city polls

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:31 AM, 29 January 2020  

City polls; File Photo

City polls; File Photo

At least 67 observers from different countries will monitor the election of two city corporations in Dhaka.

Election Commission (EC) sources said the information. 

It is learned that 20 observers from United States, 12 from UK, 5 from European Union, 6 from Netherlands, 6 from Switzerland, 4 from Norway, 2 from Denmark and 5 from Japan have applied to the EC as observers for Dhaka North and South City polls. They have been given permission.

In addition, more than 1,013 observers from 22 other domestic observation organizations have been allowed to observe the elections.

Dhaka North and Dhaka South City Corporation elections will be held on February 1. This time, all the centers of the two cities will vote on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for the first time.