Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that the Election Commission expected a favourable environment in the country for the upcoming general elections but this has not been achieved yet.
“We want to organise the election. As the organiser, we would like to say that the favourable environment we were expecting has not been achieved yet,” CEC said.
Kazi Habibul Awal came up with the remark while speaking at the workshop titled, “12th Jatiya Sangshad Elections: Role of Mass Media” today.
The Election Commission organised the event to discuss with senior journalists and editors for holding free and fair polls in the country.
He said, the Election Commission wants to hold the 12th parliamentary elections by the first week of January next year and the schedule for the election will be announced in the second week of November.
Source: The Daily SUN.