11th national elections of Bangladesh | The Daily Star
  • BNP puts trust in 60 new faces

    Around 60 new faces got BNP tickets for the December 30 parliamentary election and most of them are former student leaders and family members of veteran or deceased party leaders.

  • Stop use of Awami League slogan

    Most BNP picks ran before

    For the December 30 election, the BNP will be banking on party nominees of 2001 and 2008 parliamentary polls. Over the last few days, the BNP nomination board has finished interviewing potential candidates and finalised around 250 runners,

  • They fill the void

    Family members of at least 25 BNP leaders who died in the last 10 years are likely to get party tickets.

  • Gopalganj-3: 2 grassroots BNP men looking to take on Hasina

    Two BNP grassroots leaders have bought party's nomination forms to run for lawmaker from Goplaganj-3, the constituency from where Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will contest.

  • Fewer observers in Dec 30 polls

    The presence of observers in the upcoming election will be thinner compared with that in 2008, as both domestic and international organisations are unwilling to deploy strong workforce mainly due to fund crunch.

  • No more boycott no matter what

    Saying that the Jatiya Oikyafront would not boycott the upcoming national election, its top leader Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday called upon the alliance men and all others to guard the polling centres so that voters could exercise their franchise.

  • Deprived leaders vandalise BNP Gulshan Office

    Multiple aspirants in all seats

    The Jatiya Oikyafront and the BNP-led 20-party alliance will initially field multiple candidates all the 300 constituencies to avoid the risk of going to the polls without their contenders in some seats.

  • Khaleda Zia Feni-1 nomination rejection

    AL extra cautious about selection

    Clean image, popularity and acceptability -- these are the key selection criteria the ruling Awami League has set for candidates in the December 30 national election.

  • Polling Officials: Police gathering personal info

    Police are gathering a host of personal information, including political leanings, about probable polling officials in many districts, causing concern among them.