Test case dilemma: When Mayors-elect will get charge?

An election commissioner has been quoted to have said the Mayors-elect of four cities would need to wait three to four months to take the charge due to ‘legal complications.’ The elections were called by the Local Government ministry ahead of time apparently to judge public opinion before the national elections that are due late this year or early next year.The election commissioner Shah Nawaz also could not say when the Election Commission would publish gazette notifications of the results of the four city corporation elections with names of the persons unofficially elected as mayors and councillors of Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet city corporations held on June 15.
‘The commission would publish the gazette notifications in time,’ he told newsmen at his office.
Section 36 of the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009 stipulates that the commission will publish the names of mayors-elect and councillors-elect as early as possible in gazette notifications.
The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party-backed candidates won all of the four mayoral posts and most of the councillor posts.
‘According to the law, the mayors-elect can take the charge only after the expiry of the present five-year tenure of the four city corporations,’ Shah Nawaz said.
Section 6 of the act says that the tenure of the city corporation will be of five years from the date of the first meeting.

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