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How to Steal an Election in Broad Daylight Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws. BY NIC CHEESEMAN, BRIAN KLAAS MAY 21, 2018 In Ukraine’s 2004 presidential election, droves of voters turned out in opposition strongholds, hoping to oust the incumbent, Viktor Yanukovych. Upon […]

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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has dared the government to catch ‘its own people involved in drugs business’ instead of committing ‘extrajudicial killings in the name of anti-drug operations’. “It’s a very good that anti-drug operations are being conducted. But arrest and take action against your (government’s) own people in drugs business,” the BNP secretary general […]

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বিবিসি বাংলার সংবাদদাতার চোখে বাংলাদেশে খুলনা সিটি কর্পোরেশন নির্বাচন অনলাইন | ১৮ মে ২০১৮, শুক্রবার জাতীয় নির্বাচনের কয়েক মাস আগে অনুষ্ঠিত খুলনা সিটি নির্বাচন নিয়ে চলছে নানা আলোচনা বিচার-বিশ্লেষণ। প্রথমবারের মতো দলীয় প্রতীকে এ নির্বাচন সারা দেশের নজর কাড়ে। ভোটশেষে বিএনপি ব্যাপক ভোট জালিয়াতির অভিযোগ করলেও আওয়ামী লীগ একে ভিত্তিহীন এবং অপপ্রচার হিসেবে আখ্যায়িত করছে। […]

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Are dictators on the way out – or on the way up? Natasha Ezrow, University of Essex All around the world, democracy is looking shaky. While consolidated democracies are struggling to stay healthy, many flawed ones have turned into outright authoritarian regimes – most notably Russia under Vladimir Putin and Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. […]

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US for participatory polls in Bangladesh UNB May 17th, 2018 USAID Administrator Mark Green Collected Experience shows responsive democratic governance is an irreparable ingredient in long-term sustainability and successful economic development, Mark Green says The United States has underlined the importance of holding “free, fair and participatory election” in Bangladesh that truly reflects the will of […]

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খুলনা সিটিতে ‘নিয়ন্ত্রিত’ নির্বাচনের নতুন রূপ Prothom Alo টিপু সুলতান ও সেলিম জাহিদ, খুলনা থেকে ১৭ মে ২০১৮, ১১:১৮ আপডেট: ১৭ মে ২০১৮ খুলনা সিটি করপোরেশন নির্বাচন ছিল এই শহরের মানুষের জন্য এক নতুন অভিজ্ঞতা। কোনো দাঙ্গা-হাঙ্গামা না বাধিয়ে কেবল সংশ্লিষ্ট পক্ষগুলোকে নিয়ন্ত্রণে রেখে এবং প্রতিপক্ষকে চেপে ধরে ভোট নেওয়ার এমন দৃশ্য এই শহরের মানুষ […]

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  Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the BNP is considering new strategy for Gazipur city polls in light of the ruling Awami League’s ‘strategy of rigging votes’ in Khulna civic election. The secretary general spoke to some journalists about the party’s position on city corporation elections at the BNP headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday. […]

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Photo:Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Awami League did not let BNP senior officials into voting centres, threatened people in their homes, and made sure women voters do not attend, BNP alleges BNP says 40 voting centres in 19 wards were taken over by ruling party supporters during the Khulna City Corporation elections, and that they cast fake […]

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Bangladeshi journalists ‘living in constant fear’ Scores of reporters murdered in last 25 years but most cases have gone unsolved or unpunished Journalists in Bangladesh’s Mymensingh city protest over a series of defamation and sedition cases filed against Mahfuz Anam, editor of leading English daily The Daily Star, in this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo. (ucanews.com […]

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Why bullshit hurts democracy more than lies Why is bullshit so harmful? Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA Michael Blake, University of Washington Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, members of his administration have made many statements best described as misleading. During the administration’s first week, then-press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Trump’s inauguration was […]

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  The BNP has urged the Election Commission to take steps to stop the arrest and harassment of its leaders and activists to hold free and fair polls to Khulna City Corporation. The call was made when a three-member BNP delegation, led by its Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan, met with Chief Election Commissioner […]

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Malaysia’s first new government in six decades revels in a shocking victory Scott Edwards, University of Birmingham In an shocking upset, the coalition that has ruled Malaysia for all 61 years since independence, Barisan Nasional (BN), has lost power. It was ousted by a coalition of four parties, Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), whose combined […]

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