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Bangladesh Gets First Woman Election Commissioner

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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.