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Election schedule for reserved seats: EC sits today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:44 AM, 14 January 2019   Updated: 10:54 AM, 14 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

The Election Commission (EC) is going to hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the election schedule for the 50 reserved seats for women in the 11th parliament.

After the meeting, the EC may be announced the election schedule for the reserved seats. It is the first meeting of the commission after the 11th parliamentary elections. 

Earlier on Thursday, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said that according to the election results, 43 seats will be reserved for Awami League while four for the Jatiya Party, one for Jatiya Oikyafront and two for the independent and other candidates. 

The Awami League-led grand alliance secured 288 seats - the AL 257, the JP 22 and others 9 - while the BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront got only eight seats in the parliamentary election held on December 30.