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Bangladesh elections: Millions to vote amid threats of violence

Bangladesh elections: Millions to vote amid threats of violence More than 105 million registered voters to elect 300 members to parliament in elections marred by violence. by Saif Khalid    29 December 2018 The election campaign was marred by violence and opposition’s allegations of intimidation [Mahmud Hossain Opu/Al Jazeera] MORE ON ASIA 2018: A year of media […]

Saturday, December 29, 2018   by David Bergman  Bangladesh Politico Exclusive: Documents suggest AL rigging BangladeshPolitico has been sent a copy of a power point presentation that provides new information on what appears to be one part of the government’s proposed strategy of rigging the vote. Read here more generally about pre-vote rigging. The presentation is […]

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The Daily Star  December 30, 2018 A citizen’s ‘manifesto’ on the Election Day Badiuzzaman Bay Two parties have ruled Bangladesh for most of its 47-year-old life since the independence and one of these parties will form the government again after today’s election, which begins at 8AM to be precise. On occasions like this, it’s customary […]

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The Daily Star December 29, 2018 BNP alleges ballot stuffing in Dhaka-9, 14 Star Online Report BNP has claimed that ruling party activists have begun stuffing ballots in Dhaka-9 and 14 constituencies just hours ahead of the election. “They have been provided with an additional ballot box which they are stuffing now. They will show […]

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  Bangladesh elections 2018: What you need to know Violence, mass arrests and opposition’s allegations of state coercion make Sunday’s vote a litmus test for democracy. 2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistantoday Bangladesh opposition leader: ‘Time has come for a change’today Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet in lead up to […]

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Bangladesh’s Choice: Authoritarianism or Extremism Sunday’s election is a contest between two bad options — but one is worse than the other. By K. Anis Ahmed  27 December 2018 Mr. Ahmed is publisher of the Dhaka Tribune.   ImageElection posters on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Wednesday. After being in power for a decade, […]

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The Daily Star  December 29, 2018 Int’l rights bodies concerned over Bangladesh polls atmosphere Law enforcement officials are seen carrying voting materials to a polling centre in Dhaka on December 29, 2018 as Bangladesh gears up for the 11th National Election slated for December 30. The photo was taken at Willes Little Flower School in […]

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কামাল হোসেন বিতর্ক আসিফ নজরুল   ২৯ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮, ড. কামাল হোসেন। ফাইল ছবিড. কামাল হোসেনের সাম্প্রতিক কর্মকাণ্ড ও বক্তব্য নিয়ে সমাজে নানা আলোচনা চলছে। তিনি জাতীয় ঐক্যফ্রন্ট গঠনের মধ্য দিয়ে আগামী নির্বাচনকে অংশগ্রহণমূলক করার কাজে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা রেখেছেন। প্রধানমন্ত্রীর সঙ্গে সংলাপের মাধ্যমে নির্বাচনের অনুকূল পরিবেশ সৃষ্টিতে তাঁর প্রচেষ্টাও ছিল লক্ষণীয়। এ ছাড়া ঐক্যফ্রন্টের নির্বাচনী ইশতেহারে […]

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Opposition faces ‘a reign of terror’ ahead of elections: Reuters Reuters . Dhaka/Noakhali, Bangladesh | Prothom Alo Dec 29, 2018             Bangladesh has a general election this weekend, but opposition candidate Abdul Moyeen Khan says he has yet to hold a single public meeting in his constituency about 30 miles […]

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Moral legitimacy cannot be won through force Ali Riaz | Prothom Alo Dec 29, 2018             Tomorrow is the election. What sort of election will it be? It has already become unprecedented in many ways. This is the first time that the ruling party and the prime minister Sheikh Hasina […]

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Time for EC to do its constitutional duty Hossain Zillur Rahman |Prothom Alo Dec 29, 2018             We have reached the third phase of the election saga. The first phase prevailed till the onset of the campaign. The main concern of this phase was to ensure an inclusive, competitive election. […]

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BNP has trouble finding polling agents Prothom Alo  Dhaka |Dec 29, 2018             A number of BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front candidates failed to appoint polling agents as their own party leaders and activists are in fear of cases and police arrests ahead of 11th parliamentary election. Prothom Alo reporters […]

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