Gonoforum has finally decided to take part in the dialogue, initiated by President Abdul Hamid, over the formation of the next Election Commission (EC).
Mohammad Yasin, convening committee member of Gonoforum, confirmed the news to The Business Standard tonight.
President Abdul Hamid started the dialogue on 18 December with Jatiya Party, the main opposition in the parliament.
The president is scheduled to hold talks with 31 out of 39 political parties registered with the EC before appointing the chief election commissioner (CEC) and other commissioners.
The president has to form a new EC before the expiration of the tenure of the existing commission on 14 February 2022. The new EC will conduct the next national election.