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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ORDER, 1972

(PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 155 OF 1972).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 26th December, 1972  
  
     WHEREAS it is necessary to provide for the conduct of elections to Parliament and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto; 1
 
    NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance to the provisions of paragraph 3 of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Order:
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. (1) This Order may be called
2. In this Order, unless there is
CHAPTER II
ELECTION COMMISSION
[[3. The Election Commission shall be constituted
3A. Subject to the provisions of this
4. The Commission may authorise [the Chief
5. (1) The Commission may require any
6. (1) The Government or an Officer
CHAPTER III
ELECTION
[7. [* * *] (1) The Commission
8. [(1) The Commission shall maintain a
9. [(1) The returning Officer shall, by
10. (1) The Commission shall provide the
11. (1) For the purpose of holding
12. [(1) Any elector of a constituency
13. (1) Subject to the provisions of
13A. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the
14. (1) The candidates, their election agents,
15. (1) The Returning Officer shall, after
[16. (1) Any validly nominated candidate may,
17. (1) If a validly nominated candidate
18. Where the proceedings relating to nomination,
19. (1) Where, after scrutiny under Article
20. (1) If there are more contesting
21. (1) A candidate may appoint a
22. [(1) The contesting candidate or his
23. Where any act or thing is
24. The Returning Officer shall, subject to
25. (1) The Presiding Officer of a
26. An election under this Order shall
[26A. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any
26B. (1) The Commission may approve an
26C. (1) All electronic devices and programmes
26D. The Commission may, for ensuring the
27. [(1) The following person may cast
28. (1) The Returning Officer shall provide
29. The Presiding Officer shall, subject to
30. (1) The Presiding Officer shall keep
31. [(1) Where an elector presents himself
32. (1) If a person representing himself
33. (1) If, at the time a
34. (1) An elector who has inadvertently
35. No person shall be given any
36. (1) Immediately after the close of
37. (1) The Returning Officer shall give
38. Where, after consolidation of the results
39. (1) The Returning Officer shall, after
40. The Returning Officer shall- (a) immediately
41. (1) After the termination of the
42. (1) The Returning Officer shall retain
43. The documents retained under Article 42,
44. (1) The High Court Division may
2CHAPTER IIIA
ELECTION EXPENSES
44A. In this Chapter, "election expenses" means
44AA. (1) [At the time of submitting
44B. (1) No person shall, except to
[44BB. Every election agent or, where there
44C. (1) Every election agent of a
44CC. (1) Every political party setting up
44CCC. (1) Every political party nominating any
[44D.(1) The statement, return and documents submitted
3CHAPTER IIIB
ADMINISTRATION AND CONDUCT DURING ELECTION PERIOD
44E. (1) During the period after the
CHAPTER IV
[ELECTION EXPENSES
[Omitted]
CHAPTER V
ELECTION DISPUTES
[49. (1) No election shall be called
50. The petitioner shall join as respondents
51. (1) Every election petition shall contain-
52.[Omitted]
53.[Omitted]
54.[Omitted]
55.[Omitted]
56.[Omitted]
57. (1) Subject to the provisions of
58. The High Court Division shall dismiss
59.[Omitted]
60. (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary
61. (1) Where in an election petition
62. (1) The High Court Division may,
63. (1) The High Court Division shall
64. The High Court Division shall declare
65. The High Court Division shall declare
66. (1) Where, after the conclusion of
[67. (1) The High Court Division shall,
68. [(1) An election petition may be
69. (1) An election petition shall abate
70. If, before the conclusion of the
71. Where, at any stage of the
72. (1) The High Court Division shall,
CHAPTER VI
OFFENCES, PENALTY AND PROCEDURE
73. A person is guilty of corrupt
74. A person is guilty of illegal
75. A person is guilty of bribery,
76. A person is guilty of personation,
77. A person is guilty of undue
78. (1) No person shall convene, hold
79. A person is guilty of an
80. A person is guilty of an
81. (1) Except as provided in clause
82. A person is guilty of an
83. A Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officer,
84. A Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officer,
85. A Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officer,
86. A person in the service of
[87. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code
[87A. (1) Any police officer, or any
88.[Omitted]
89. (1) No Court shall take cognizance
[89A. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code
90. No prosecution for an offence under
4CHAPTER VIA
REGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES WITH THE COMMISSION
90A. For the purpose of this Order,
90B. (1) If any political party desires
90C. (1) A political party shall not
90D. Any political party complying with the
90E. (1) The Commission shall, after taking
90F. (1) Subject to the provision of
90G. A registered political party shall inform
90H. (1) The registration of a political
90I. If a registered political party is
CHAPTER VII
MISCELLANEOUS
[91. [* * *] Save as otherwise
91A. (1) [* * *] The Commission
[91B. (1) The Commission may, for the
[91C. (1) The Commission may permit in
91D. (1) The Commission, while making an
[91E. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this
92. No Court shall question the legality
93. No suit, prosecution or other legal
[93A. The Government may provide the contesting
[94. The Commission may, by notification in
[94A. The Government shall publish an authentic
95. The following laws are hereby repealed-
 
 

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