FBCCI voting for 2015-17 term starts

FBCCI voting for 2015-17 term starts

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Voting has started to elect the Board of Directors of Bangladesh’s apex business platform FBCCI for the 2015-17 term.The voting started at Motijheel’s Federation Bhaban at 9am on Saturday and will end at 5pm.Voters of FBCCI (Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry) were voting enthusiastically.MP Ali Ashraf is the election commissioner for the FRBCCI polls this time as in previous elections.Police resorted to a light baton charge to disperse slogan shouting supporters of candidates in front of the building around 10am.Three panels are contesting for the Board of Directors.First Vice-President Monowara Hakim Ali is leading the panel – ‘Swadhinata Babsayee Parishad’.Nitol Niloy Group Chairman Abdul Matlub Ahmad is heading the ‘Babsayee Unnayan Parishad’ panel.Kazi Erteza Hassan is leading the other panel, ‘Babsayee Oikya Parishad’.In this election, 2,196 voters can vote. Of them, 432 of the Chamber Group are from 78 chambers. The others, of Association Group, are from 355 associations.There are 32 candidates for the 16 seats of directors in the Association group . There are 33 candidates for same number of seats in the Chamber Group.Ten special chambers and 10 special associations will nominate two directors.The elected and nominated directors will vote again to elect the president, first vice-president and vice-president.In this term, the posts of president and vice-president will go to the Chamber Group while the Association Group will get the post of first vice-president.The final results will be announced on May 28 after the election to these top posts ends on May 25.

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