Bangladesh's election commission has released the widely anticipated plan for parliamentary elections at the end of 2008.
Election officials said the polls will be held in December 2008. Voter lists for the election will be ready a few months earlier, in October.
Bangladesh's military-backed interim government has vowed to carry out electoral and economic reforms and to continue an anti-corruption drive that has jailed more than 170 political leaders.
The country has been ruled by the emergency government since January, when turmoil between the two main political factions over election procedures led to deadly street battles.
Bangladesh president Iajuddin Ahmed canceled parliamentary elections following the violence. In recent months U.S. officials and other groups have called on the interim government to issue an election timeline.