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14/04/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 155 OF 1972 )

Chapter III

ELECTION

1[16. (1) Any validly nominated candidate may, by notice in writing signed by him and delivered, on or before the withdrawal day, to the Returning Officer, either by such candidate in person or by an agent authorised in this behalf in writing by such candidate, withdraw his candidature.
 
(2) Where more than one candidate are nominated in the same constituency by a registered political party, the chairman or secretary or a person holding the same rank of the party shall inform, by notice in writing signed by him and delivered, either by himself or by any other person authorized by him in this behalf on or before the withdrawal day, to the Returning Officer, about the final nomination of a candidate and the other candidate of that party shall be ceased to be a candidate.
 
(3) A notice of withdrawal under clause (1) or final nomination under clause (2), as the case may be, shall, in no circumstances, be open to recall or cancellation.
 
(4) Upon receipt of a notice of withdrawal under clause (1) and final nomination under clause (2), the Returning Officer shall, if he is satisfied that the signature on the notice is that of the candidate or of the chairman or secretary or person holding the same rank of the party, as the case may be, cause a photocopy of the notice to be affixed at some conspicuous place in his office.
 
(5) The Returning Officer shall, on the day next following the withdrawal day prepare and publish, in the prescribed manner, a list of contesting candidates.]

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    Article 16 was substituted by section 8 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. LI of 2013).
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