Enthusiasm marks voting in FBCCI poll

Dhaka,  Wed,  23 August 2017
Published : 15 May 2017, 00:11:38

Enthusiasm marks voting in FBCCI poll

FE Report

Voting for election of the board of directors of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) passed off Sunday amid enthusiasm among the voters from businesses at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital.  

The counting of votes was in progress till the filing of the report at around 8:30 pm.

The total number of voters from the association group of businesspeople was 1,898. Of them, 1,669 exercised their voting right for electing 18 directors from the association group for 2017-2019 tenure of the country's apex trade body.   

The voting started at 9:00 am and continued without break until 5:00 pm. Prof Md Ali Ashraf MP was the chairman of the election board of the FBCCI.

Out of the total votes cast, 32 were declared null and void because of improper casting of vote on the ballot papers, according to the FBCCI election-monitoring cell.

There are 60 director posts on the FBCCI board of directors. A total of 42 directors have already been elected unopposed (18 directors from chamber group elected unopposed while 12 were nominated from chamber group and 12 from association group).

Usually, voters elect 36 directors--18 each from Association and Chamber groups-to the board of the country's apex chamber.

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