Women's reserved seats elections in December
The Election Commission will hold elections to the reserved seats for women in more than 350 upazila parishads across the country in December.
"The commissioners have decided to hold the elections. But the schedule is yet to be finalised," an assistant secretary of the EC told The Daily Star yesterday.
According to the Upazila Parishad Act 1998, the number of seats equal to one-third the number of union parishads or municipalities located in an upazila will be reserved for women who will be appointed as member of that particular upazila parishad.
Out of 487 upazilas, elections to 472 of them across the country were held in different phases from February 19 to May 19. Until elections to the seats reserved for women are held, formation of upazila parishads will remain unfinished as the elected women are entitled to act as members of the parishads.