12th general election

The price we pay with each deleted word

With each new term of the ruling regime, and each new provision or law, we have learnt a bit more of self-censorship.

Election campaign ends tomorrow morning

Election campaigning for the 12th general election is going to end at 8:00 am tomorrow

Expediency triumphs over principle in electoral politics

It appears that all of the ruling party’s efforts revolve around the next election, not considering longer-term ramifications for itself.

Announcement of election schedule / As things stand, Bangladesh election is all but doomed

Given the attitudes of Awami League and BNP as Bangladesh election draws closer, there is no reason for one to feel hopeful about having a peaceful and participatory election.

Both parties must exhibit conscience and actively support a fair election

The Awami League and BNP could mutually agree to a code of conduct, pledging to ensure a free and fair election.

Political violence during election will make economic recovery more difficult

There are some big concerns we must address given the possibility of the political tension permeating our economic domain.

Our fragile economy may be affected

We will have problems mostly with the economy, and the people of the country will suffer from the outcome.

EC must maintain peace on the ground ahead of the election

The outlook for Bangladesh appears grim as the nation once again grapples with a resurgence of violence.

EC’s act is ‘an improbable fiction’

The EC’s action has already contributed to the deterioration of the political situation, and it will continue to reverberate in the coming days.

November 17, 2023
November 17, 2023

A fair election is the cornerstone of democracy

It is disheartening that none of the country's ruling party leaders have so far demonstrated the courage to face the people with a credible electoral process.

November 16, 2023
November 16, 2023

Are we running in circles?

The only way out of a controversial election is dialogue

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