President appoints Nurul Huda as next CEC

President M Abdul Hamid on Monday appointed former secretary KM Nurul Huda as the next chief election commissioner. 

Former secretary Rafiqul Islam, former additional secretary Mahabub Talukder, former judge Begum Kabita Khanam and retired brigadier general Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury have been made election commissioners. Cabinet secretary Md Shafiul Alam announced the appointment by the president during a briefing around 9:00pm. 

The president picked the five names from a list of 10 as recommended by the search committee for reconstituting the election commission. 

The president-assigned committee proposed the names of former cabinet secretary Ali Imam Majumder and former secretary KM Nurul Huda for appointing the next chief election commissioner (CEC), according to the cabinet division’s disclosure.News Source

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