Running general election in a pandemic could double costs

Modified 6 Jan 2021, 10:55 am

The Election Commission has estimated that conducting the 15th general election in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic could cost double of pre-pandemic estimates.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Takiyuddin Hassan said this would cover the cost of equipment procurement, logistics, allowances, and other necessities.

“The EC is always prepared to face the possibility of a holding the...

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