He said that it is important to ensure political etiquette and healthy environment in the politics for a fair and credible election while the political parties will have to blow the whistle.

During the talks, the delegation expressed its gratitude to the president for initiating discussions with the political parties on the formation of the election commission.

The party submitted a five-point proposal including enactment of law on the next election commission.

It also urged the president to form a council consisting of constitutional bodies to form a search committee in the absence of law.

Alongside, it proposed the formation of an election-time government under the leadership of the prime minister.

President Hamid opened the dialogue on formation of the next election commission on 20 December. The current election commission is scheduled to end its five-year term in February next.

So far 13 of 25 political parties who were invited in phases joined the talks.

According to Bangabhaban press wing, the other parties invited for the dialogue are - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh on 5 January, Gono Front and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on 6 January, Krishak Janata League and Bangladesh Muslim League (BML) on 9 January, Jatiya Party ( JP) and Jatiya Somajtantrik Dal (JSD) on 10 January and Islami Front Bangladesh and Bangladesh National Awami Party on 11 January.

The country has now 39 registered political parties, according to the election commission website and only nine of them have representation in Parliament.

The nine parties are Bangladesh Awami League, Jatiya Party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Bangladesh Workers Party, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-Jasod, Bikalpadhara Bangladesh, Ganoforum, Bangladesh Tarikat Federation and Jatiya Party-JP.

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