M Sakhawat Hussain | The Daily Star
  • M Sakhawat Hussain

    M Sakhawat Hussain is former election commissioner and a columnist.

  • Indian EC’s unprecedented credibility challenge

    The Indian general election, being held in seven phases, will have its sixth round of polling today, on May 12. Five phases of voting have already been completed, in which the fate of 425 constituencies was decided.
  • Sri Lanka is bleeding again

    On the morning of Easter Sunday, Sri Lankans must have gone through the nightmarish memories of the 80s and 90s when their
  • What we need is a strong electoral system

    It is the month of December, our victory month, and this is when we remember all the martyrs and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who fought all his life to establish a democratic, free and just society.
  • Upazila chairman's National Election Contest

    Electoral integrity matters

    The Election Commission (EC) had announced the schedule for the 11th parliamentary election on November 8, 2018 and shifted the poll date from December 23 to December 30, 2018 as the opposition BNP and the newly formed alliance Jatiya Oikyafront decided to hold a couple of rounds of dialogue with the government. Most of the important demands of Oikyafront remain unfulfilled.
  • What we mean by a fair election

    As the national election approaches, many questions are creeping into the minds of the concerned citizens and ordinary non-partisan people and voters.