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04/10/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Penal Code, 1860

( ACT NO. XLV OF 1860 )

2Chapter IXA

OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

“Candidate”, “Electoral right” defined
171A. For the purposes of this Chapter -
 
 
(a) "candidate" means a person who has been nominated as a candidate at any election and includes a person who, when an election is in contemplation, holds himself out as a prospective candidate thereat; provided that he is subsequently nominated as a candidate at such election;
 
 
(b) "electoral right" means the right of a person to stand, or not to stand as, or to withdraw from being, a candidate or to vote or refrain from voting at an election.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, “the Government” and “Taka” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Central or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “Provincial Government” and “rupees” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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    CHAPTER IXA was inserted by section 2 of the Elections Offences and Inquiries Act, 1920 (Act No. XXXIX of 1920).
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