Next president: AL set to finalise candidate Tuesday
Awami League Parliamentary Party (ALPP) will hold a meeting on Tuesday to finalise the party's candidate for the presidential post.
The meeting will be held at the meeting room of the ruling party in the Jatiya Sangsad at 7:30pm.
AL insiders said that the meeting of the parliamentary party has been called to finalise the party's candidate for the president post.
On April 24, President Md Abdul Hamid's term will expire. The 22nd presidential election of the country will be held on February 19. Nomination papers have to be submitted to the Election Commission for the post of president on February 12.
The next day on February 13, the nomination papers will be scrutinised. If there is more than one candidate, the vote will be held in parliament on February 19. Members of parliament will elect the president by voting.
According to the constitution, members of parliament will vote for the post of president.
The main opposition in parliament, the Jatiya Party, has already said that they will not nominate anyone for the post of the President. And since Awami League has a single majority in the parliament, only the nominated candidate will be elected.
Apart from finalising the party's candidate for the post of president, names of those who will propose and support the name of the presidential candidate while filing the nomination paper to the election commission, will also finalise at the ALPP meeting.
President of ALPP and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will preside over the meeting. Awami League Parliamentary Party Secretary and Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury has requested the party MPs to attend the meeting.