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Newly-elected MPs to be sworn in today

Staff CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
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The newly-elected lawmakers to the parliament will be sworn in today (on Thursday).

The oath-taking ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will conduct the oath at the 'Oath Room' in the parliament building.

An official of the Parliament Secretariat confirmed the information to Daily Bangladesh. He said that all the necessary preparations in this regard have been taken.

Earlier on Wednesday, the election commission (EC) has published the Gazette containing the names and addresses of candidates of 298 constituencies. On the same day, the Gazette had been sent to JS Secretariat.

The EC on Tuesday published the results of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) election through issuing a gazette notification.

The polling was held between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm peacefully amid a festivity in 299 seats out of total 300 on Sunday last as voting in Gaibandha-3 constituency was suspended due to death of a candidate earlier.

However, the results of Brahmanbaria-2 constituency was postponed as voting in three centers of the constituency was suspended.

According to the results of the poll, Awami League bagged 259 seats, HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party secured 20 seats while BNP got just five seats.

Workers Party bagged three seats while Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal two seats, Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh two seats and Tariqat Federation one seat.

Gonoforum bagged two seats while Manju-led Jatiya Party (JP) one seat and independent candidates got three seats.

DailyBangladesh/Nishi

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