Presidential Election (Amendment) Ordinance, 1991
Ordinance No.33, 1991
An Ordinance made to amend the Presidential Election Act, 1991
Whereas it is expedient to amend the Presidential Election Act, 1991 (Act No.27 of 1991) for the purposes stated below;
and whereas Parliament is not in session and the Acting President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render immediate action necessary;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred to him by article 93 (1) of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the Acting President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
1. Short title.- This Ordinance may be called the Presidential Election (Amendment) Ordinance, 1991.
2. Amendment of section 10 of Act No.27 of 1991.- After sub-section 10 of the Presidential Election Act, 1991 (Act No.27 of 1991) shall be inserted the following new sub-section (6), namely:-
"(6) The election of the President by the members of Parliament shall be deemed to be a duty of the Parliament and article 70 of the Constitution shall also apply in the case of presidential elections.