Dhaka, Dec 31 (UNI) The election observers of India, Nepal, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have expressed their satisfaction over the election process of 11th parliamentary polls in Bangladesh.
The observers on Sunday afternoon said the elections were peaceful and organized. Neighbouring India sent a three-member team to Bangladesh. "We've observed the elections in the different places. Bangladesh Election Commission has finished the elections in an organized and clean manner. We found a festive mood in the polls", said Ariz Aftab, visiting chief electoral officer of India's West Bengal in a press conference at a hotel in the capital.
The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also held a press briefing at the same hotel. The OIC high-level election observation team led by assistant secretary general of the OIC Hamid Opeloyeru India visited several polling centers.
We visited the voting centres at Wari, Munshiganj and Narayanganj. We are satisfied seeing a peaceful atmosphere and spontaneous presence of the voters, said Hamid Opeloyeru.
Asked about the death in the election violence, the OIC leader said the incidents can be said as sporadic incidents. The incidents of death are accidental.
About the credibility of the elections, Hamid said the election officers worked timely and in a disciplined manner. If these international standards are met, it means the elections were credible, he addded.
The OIC leader also said he saw agents of the AL, BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami, and Workers Party at the polling booths.
At another press conference, two members of Nepalese election observers said as they had a curiosity on EVM voting, they observed election processes at Dhaka-6 and Dhaka- 13. The team leader of the Nepalese observers, Dependra Kandal said the election atmosphere was fair and uncontaminated.
On the other hand, Canadian citizen, a representative of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), said, I've so far visited five centres. I'm proud of being a witness of this election. I saw voters cast their votes at every centre with joy.


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