Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said they want to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next parliamentary elections.
She said this when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met her at her hotel suite in New York.
“During the meeting, we discussed our electoral system. We’ve already approved the EVM project [at ECNEC meeting] and we want the EVMs to be used,” she told a press conference.
At the beginning of the press conference, the prime minister said there were fruitful discussions at the meeting. Rohingya issue, bilateral relations between Bangladesh and the USA, and the cooperation on counter-terrorism came up for discussions, Hasina added.
The prime minister said the United States want a democratic system in Bangladesh to continue and the elections be held in a fair manner.