There will be ‘constitutional gap’ if polls not held by Jan 29: EC Alamgir

Election Commissioner Md Alamgir today said a “constitutional gap” will be created if the next general election is not held by January 29

5h ago

EC issues guidelines for international election observers

The Election Commission today issued guidelines for international observers with a provision that individuals or organisations functioning as observers should have a working experience of "good governance, elections, democracy, peace building and human rights".

6h ago

EC to allow journos to use motorbikes during polls

The Election Commission today took a U-turn and decided to allow journalists to use motorcycles while covering elections

23h ago

Observers may help add credence to fairness of polls, CEC says in reply to EU

Observation by local and foreign observers may help add credence to the status of fairness of election and make them credible at home and abroad, the chief election commissioner (CEC) said in a letter to the EU.

2d ago

Fair polls don’t depend on foreign observers: home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today said the holding of free and fair elections does not depend on whether foreign observers come or not

4d ago

Doesn't matter if someone observes JS polls: info minister

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud today asserted that the upcoming general election will be free and fair regardless of whether foreign observers come or not.

4d ago

US pre-polls assessment delegation to arrive in Dhaka Oct 7

The United States-funded International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) will independently and impartially conduct a joint pre-election assessment mission in Bangladesh in accordance with the NDI's Declaration of Principles for International Observers

5d ago

EU not sending election observation team due to budget constraint: EC secretary

The European Union will not send a full-fledged election observation mission to observe the upcoming Bangladesh national election due to budget constraints, Election Commission Secretary Jahangir Alam said

5d ago

Will take action if any DC displays bias during polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal today said the commission does not want any deputy commissioner to work in a biased manner

1w ago

Resolve political crisis over polls immediately

The next general election will have to be free, fair and at the same time participatory and competitive so that people in the country and elsewhere find it credible, eminent citizens told a discussion yesterday.

1w ago

Participatory polls: Political parties need to hold dialogue

The country’s political parties need to hold dialogue to find a solution for an inclusive and participatory next parliamentary election, speakers said at a roundtable today

2w ago

Fake experts drive disinformation before Bangladesh polls: AFP

Hundreds of articles praising Bangladeshi government policies apparently by independent experts have appeared in national and international media but the authors have questionable credentials, fake photos, and may not even exist, an AFP investigation has found

2w ago

Demarcation of two Pirojpur constituencies legal: HC

The High Court today declared legal the Election Commission's decision demarcating the constituencies of Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim and former minister Anwar Hossain Manju in Pirojpur

3w ago

National election in first week of January 2024: EC Anisur

The exact date of polling is yet to be determined, he added while addressing the inauguration ceremony of training for election officials

3w ago

Foreign observers in polls: EC finalises draft of new guidelines

The Election Commission Secretariat yesterday finalised in principle the draft of the new guidelines for foreign election observers and journalists.

3w ago

There will be fair, peaceful elections, law minister tells foreign friends

Law Minister Anisul Huq today assured the international community that there would be a "free, fair and peaceful" election in Bangladesh and hoped that people of Bangladesh will vote for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again

3w ago

President’s son keen on contesting next election from Pabna-5

Arshad Adnan Rony, son of President Mohammed Shahabuddin, has expressed his interest in contesting the next parliamentary election from Pabna-5 constituency.

3w ago