Amid uncertainty over the poll-time administration, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has outlined the constitutional system saying the general election would be held without dissolving Parliament.
She told top bureaucrats that Parliament would serve out its full tenure, but it would not hold any session in three months before the expiry of its five-year term. She also made it clear that her Cabinet would not take any policy decisions.
The next election must be held within 90 days after the government’s term ends.
The Prime Minister, who held a meeting with the Secretaries of the government on Monday, also said the elections would be held within the last 90 days of the Parliament’s tenure, which ends on January 24.
Cabinet Secretary Musharraf Hossain Bhuyan said the Premier could delegate more powers to secretaries or appoint others to carry out the responsibilities of the ministers during the period of transition.