Bagladesh national election | The Daily Star
  • Nomination Scrutiny: All eyes on Khaleda's bid

    All eyes will be on returning officers today to know if Khaleda Zia would be allowed to run in the December 30 polls.

  • Oikyafront draft manifesto: Reforms ring loud

    Jatiya Oikyafront would be making pledges for sweeping reforms, its draft manifesto indicated.

  • Jatiya Party

    JP's Salma to contest as an independent

    Jatiya Party Presidium Member Salma Islam submitted her nomination paper as independent candidate yesterday for contesting from Dhaka-1 in the 11th parliamentary polls.

  • Bangladesh national election

    LDA set for dialogue with PM

    Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) will sit with the prime minister as well as continue its movement for a free and fair election, LDA Coordinator Saiful Huq said yesterday.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM questions Oikyafront's sincerity

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday criticised the BNP and the Jatiya Oikyafront for announcing programmes for movement at a time when a dialogue was taking place about the national election.

  • Jatiya Oikyafront and Awami League meeting

    Oikyafront to hold rally in capital on Nov 2

    After holding its public rallies in Sylhet and Chattogram, Jatiya Oikyafront led by Dr Kamal Hossain, decides to hold another rally in Dhaka on November 2 to push for its seven-point demand, including holding the next national election under a non-party government.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Progress to stall if AL not elected

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday feared that the national progress would be stalled unless the ruling Awami League was re-elected.

  • Flag of Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party

    80 aspirants from AL, 45 from BNP

    With multiple MP hopefuls in each constituency of Khulna division, the Awami League may have to deal with a serious problem of possible rebel candidates, while the BNP is in a better position with fewer MP hopefuls.

  • Bangladesh Election logo

    CEC finds polls atmosphere satisfactory

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday said the overall atmosphere ahead of the upcoming parliamentary election was “satisfactory”.

  • Flag of Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party

    AL, BNP brace for seat-sharing hurdles

    The Awami League and the BNP, who lead the two major alliances, may not have much to offer their own leaders in the parliamentary polls if they want to keep their partners happy.

  • 11th Bangladesh general election

    They bank on each other!

    Thirteen years ago, the then Election Commission, led by Justice MA Aziz, got itself caught up in a controversy by inviting 116 political parties to talks over preparing the voter list.

  • Jamaat still on BNP's mind

    The BNP has informally started the process for a seat sharing deal with Jamaat-e-Islami and other alliance partners, indicating that it would not sever ties with the Islamist party.

  • Polls-Time Govt: Tarikat, BNF hope to be part of it

    Two small political parties are upbeat about having its members in the polls-time cabinet as the prime minister recently announced that an election-time government will be formed comprising political parties that have representation in parliament.

  • Polls Under Neutral Govt: BNP, Juktafront, Gonoforum to wage a united movement

    Leaders of the BNP, Juktafront and Gonoforum yesterday stressed the need for unity to wage a movement for a fair and acceptable national election under a neutral administration after dissolving parliament.

  • PM's speech disappointed the nation: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said that the government is not eager to arrange the next general election in a free, fair and inclusive manner.

  • Discord in EC over EVM use

    Amid strong opposition from one election commissioner, the Election Commission yesterday decided to send a proposal to the government for amending the electoral laws so it can use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the December national polls.

  • Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) President Mujahidul Islam Selim

    Left alliance opposes EVM, says it’ll be used for rigging

    Election-oriented Left Democratic Alliance opposes plans for using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the upcoming election, saying it will be an instrument of rigging.

  • Dr Kamal, B Chy forge new alliance

    In a latest development in politics, a new platform has been floated under the joint leadership of Prof AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Dr Kamal Hossain to take part in the next general elections.

  • Tofail

    Govt won’t interfere in election: Tofail

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says that the government will not interfere in the upcoming national parliamentary election.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says about Khaleda Zia's participation in Election

    BNP demands EC reconstitution

    BNP demands the reconstitution of the Election Commission as it said the current Commission is not capable of conducting a credible national election.

  • KM Nurul Huda

    Election not to be inclusive without BNP: CEC

    Chief Election Commission (CEC) KM Nurul Huda says the national election will not be inclusive without participation of the BNP.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    BNP always ready for national polls: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says his party is always ready to participate in the next general election if an election-time supportive government and congenial atmosphere are available.