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EC opens applications for Bar Council elections

Aishath Nisdha Jinan
03 July 2019, MVT 10:18
Various members of the Elections Commission, including President Ahmed Shareef (2L). PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Aishath Nisdha Jinan
03 July 2019, MVT 10:18

Elections Commission (EC), on Tuesday, announced that they will be accepting applications for Bar Council elections.

The Bar Council was formed to regulate affairs regarding legal professions and lawyers.

EC stated in a tweet that they will be accepting applications until July 5, while elections are to be held on July 13.

The Bar Council's executive committee will include the president, vice president, chief justice and six additional members. All except the chief justice will be selected amongst contesting lawyers.

According to the Legal Professions Bill recently ratified by the president, Bar Council elections must be held within 21 days of the bill's implementation.

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