Turnout around 40pc in 12th national election: CEC
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Chief election commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal thinks turnout in the just concluded election is around 40 percent. But he said he is not certain if the turnout is so as the whole picture is not clear yet.
The CEC said the turnout may vary as the counting is yet to be completed. The CEC remarked at a press conference at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city’s Agargaon after the voting ended.
The CEC said the EC does not claim to have done very well in the election but it tried its best.
Earlier the EC secretary Md Jahangir Alam told the journalists that voter turnout was 26.37 percent as of 3:00 pm. The voting ended at 4:00 pm. However, he told the journalists that the turnout might vary a little as the information on all areas was not available.
The voting in the 12th parliamentary election began at 8:00 am and ended at 4:00 pm.
Turnout was over 87 percent in the ninth parliamentary election in 2008.