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Dhaka City Corporations

EC starts polls preparation

The Election Commission has started preparations for holding the long-overdue elections to Dhaka city corporations in late May or early June. Talking to The Daily Star, an election commissioner yesterday said: “We have not taken any decision on announcing the polls schedule. But I think the last week of May would probably be a suitable time for the polls.” EC Secretary Sirazul Islam said preparations are underway at the field level for holding the election and it would take over two...

Interim Thai PM to meet election body as coup fears mount

Interim Thai PM to meet election body as coup fears mount

Thailand's interim prime minister will meet the Election Commission on Wednesday, in the hope of fixing a date for polls that the government sees as the best way out of the country's protracted crisis but its opponents will probably reject. Six months of anti-government protests have brought sporadic violence to the streets of Bangkok,...

AL thanks EC for 'fair polls'

The ruling Awami League has claimed that the just-concluded upazila parishad elections were much fairer than other local body elections held previously, but an Election Commissioner expressed dissatisfaction over the failure to prevent some irregularities. The polls were held in a fair and credible manner even amid a conflicting political situation in the country, said AL presidium member Obaidul Quader at a press conference at the party president's Dhanmondi office in the capital. The communications minister also thanked the government, Prime...


Astaghfirullah! We are not satisfied

Astaghfirullah! We are not satisfied

THE recently held fourth phase of UZ election was claimed by the election commissioner in-charge, to have been free and fair barring some stray incidents of violence. “Alhamdulillah, I am satisfied with the voting atmosphere,” he had remarked. We disagree Interestingly, there has been a very notable tendency on the part of the...

Upazila Polls

Third phase on March 15

The Election Commission (EC) yesterday announced that the third phase of elections to 83 upazila parishads would be held on March 15. The last date for filing the nomination papers is February 15. Those would be scrutinised on February 17. The deadline for withdrawal of the candidacy is February 24, according to the schedule. Election Commissioner Shah Nawaz announced the schedule at the media centre of the EC Secretariat in the afternoon. As part of the plan to hold elections to all...

Polls to 100 upazilas likely next month

The Election Commission is likely to announce on Sunday the schedule for polls to around 100 upazila parishads to be held in late February, said an election commissioner yesterday. "We have planned to hold the polls in phases considering law and order. We want to hold polls to more than 100 upazila parishads by the end of February," the election commissioner told some reporters asking not to be named. The last election to around 480 upazila parishads was held on January...

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