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67 foreign observers to monitor Dhaka city polls

Published: January 29, 2020 16:45:53 | Updated: January 29, 2020 21:21:13


67 foreign observers to monitor Dhaka city polls

As many as 67 international observers from seven countries and the European Union will monitor the elections to Dhaka north and south city corporations.

Among them, 27 are from the US, 12 from the UK, six from Switzerland, five from Japan, six from the Netherlands, two from Denmark, four from Norway and five from the European Union, according to the Election Commission, reports bdnews24.com.

Earlier, US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller met with the chief election commissioner on January 20 to discuss the upcoming city elections.

The US will be sending members of its diplomatic corps monitor the elections, Miller said. They will mainly focus on whether the democratic process is being observed in the polls, he added.

Besides, 1,013 local observers and a few thousand journalists will also watch over the elections.

Electronic voting machines, or EVMs, will be used exclusively in the elections scheduled for February 1.

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