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Newly-elected mayors, councillors to take oath Thursday

Published: February 26, 2020 17:39:07 | Updated: February 26, 2020 20:35:20


Newly-elected mayors, councillors to take oath Thursday

The newly-elected mayors and councillors to Dhaka's bifurcated city corporations are set to take their oaths of office on Thursday.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Prime Minister's Office at 10:30am, Secretary to the Local Government Division Helal Uddin Ahmed confirmed, reports bdnews24.com. 

"The prime minister will administer the oaths to the mayors at the Shapla Hall. The newly-elected councillors to general wards and reserved women's seats will also be sworn in," he said.
The polls to the Dhaka city corporations were held on Feb 1. Awami League-backed candidates Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam were elected mayors of Dhaka South and Dhaka North respectively.

Nevertheless, the two mayors-elect will have to wait until mid-May to assume their offices.

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