Municipal Elections 2015

Municipal Elections 2015

Stayed municipal polls on Jan 12

Re-elections to 51 polling stations in 20 municipalities across the country will be held on January 12, officials at the Election Commission say.

Municipal polls: Farmer hurt in Barguna clash dies

An elderly man who is injured in a clash during yesterday’s municipality elections in Barguna succumbs to his wounds.

Municipal polls ‘updated version’ of vote rigging: BNP

Terming it as an "updated version" of vote rigging, BNP decides to express their dissatisfaction of the municipality polls.

Election not fair: JP

Jatiya Party, a key ally of the Awami League-led grand alliance government alleges that today’s municipality elections were not fair by any chance.

AL maintains big lead

The ruling Awami League is maintaining a big lead over its archrival BNP as vote counting continues in the municipality elections marked by gross irregularities and widespread violence.

Election peaceful: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed claims that the municipality elections were held in a peaceful manner except some stray incidents here and there.

Khaleda in urgent party meeting

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called an emergency meeting of the party’s senior leaders this evening to discuss today’s municipality elections.

Farcical polls a blatant reality: Fakhrul

BNP say their apprehension of a ‘farcical election’ became true as today’s municipality polls have been marked by “gross irregularities”.

[WATCH] Vote rigging in Narsingdi, Patuakhali

Television reporters catches some footage of vote rigging in Narsingdi and Patuakhali districts during the municipality elections of 2015.

Municipal polls: Vote counting begins

Vote counting has begun as elections to 234 municipalities ended this afternoon.

Hanif urges candidates to accept polls results

AL Joint Secretary General Mahbubul Alam Hanif urges all the candidates to accept the polls results whatever it might be.

‘I had no other options but to quit’

After forfeiting from mayoral race, an independent candidate in Dhamrai municipality in Dhaka today said he had no other way but quit.

LIVE: Municipal election as it unfolds

Follow The Daily Star for latest updates of the Municipal Elections 2015. The Municipal elections are held every five years in the country and this year marks the first ever Municipal Partisan polls.

Violence, irregularities mark municipal polls

The country’s maiden partisan local body polls end amid reports of violence, clashes, irregularities, boycott of at least 19 candidates, and death of one person. Election Commission scraps polls in one Chittagong municipality and suspends five policemen over 'negligence of duty'.

Voting halted at 25 centres

Clashes, ballot occupation and allegations of forced balloting mark the start of country’s maiden municipality polls under political banners.

3 ATN News journos held in Rajshahi

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) men detain a journalist and two cameramen of ATN News for violating the electoral code at Puthia municipality in Rajshahi.

Credibility test for EC, govt

Elections are test times. Today, it's a crucial credibility and popularity test for the major political players.