Shammilita Parishad led by managing director of Giant Group Faruque Hassan won the biennial election of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for 2021-23 term held at hotel Radisson Blu in Dhaka.

A total of 1604 votes out of 1853 were cast in Dhaka while 392 out of 461 in Chattogram.

Some 86.56 per cent votes have been cast in the election.

Shammilita Parishad secured 24 posts of directors while the other panel, Forum, led by ABM Shamsuddin won 11 posts in the election. In Dhaka zone, Shammilita got 17 out of 26 and Forum bagged 9, according to the results.


On the other hand, in Chattogram zone, Shammilita bagged 7 out of 9 posts while Forum got 2 posts of directors.

The votes were cast from 9:00am to 7:00pm without any break maintaining hygienic guidelines in 14 polling booths there. Three hours were extended from the usual time for holding the election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The elections for the president, seven vice-presidents and office-bearers will be held on April 16. Five vice presidents in Dhaka and two in Chattogram will be elected then. New board will take over on 20 April.

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