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Zillur Set to Become the Next President of Bangladesh


The Election Commission in Bangladesh has declared valid the nomination of elderly Awami League leader Zillur Rahman as the lone candidate for the presidency after scrutiny Monday, apparently making him President-elect.

Polling for the presidential elections was slated for February 16 under the schedule, but there will be no need of voting by the MPs as there is no contestant against Zillur Rahman.

Chief Whip of Parliament vice-principal Abdus Shaheed, after attending the scrutiny of nomination papers, told reporters that the Election Commission validated the nomination filing of the veteran AL leader.

Chief Election Commissioner and also returning officer Dr ATM Shamsul Huda and Election Commissioners M Sohul Hussain and Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain were present at the EC secretariat during the scrutiny. Abdus Shaheed said the nomination form for the presidential polls was submitted Sunday to the Commission which completed the scrutiny Monday.

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