Bangladesh Gets First Woman Election Commissioner
Bangladesh got its first woman election commissioner with Kabita Khanom, a historical moment in the Election Commission’s (EC) 45 years. Kabita, a retired district and session judge, was picked by President Abdul Hamid for the post. The ruling Awami League had recommended her name.
A native of Naogaon, she served as a judge for 31 years. “I feel proud to be the first woman election commissioner. This will encourage our women to move ahead,” Kabita said. “I will serve in my new position in a manner that ensures the dignity of women during elections,” she added.