The Election Commission (EC) in Bangladesh begins the second round electoral reforms talks with political parties on February 24.
The commission said on Thursday that it would separately sit with three parties each day to complete the talks in five days. These parties had attended the first round of the talks during September-November last year.
However, the EC has excluded the BNP from its talks schedule as it could not yet hold the first round talks with the party because of disputes over the party leadership. The second round talks will clear the passage for the caretaker government to initiate steps next month to hold a national dialogue with the political parties to ensure holding of a credible parliamentary election.
The EC Secretariat will send the invitations to 15 political parties next Saturday and Sunday along with the summary reports of the first round of talks.