bangladesh election

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

'Bangladesh will be stronger if opposition parties participate in polls'

Bangladesh will miss the opportunity to hold a free and fair election if opposition parties do not participate in the polls, said Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan.

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Make environment safe for people to voice concerns: US State Dept

The US has urged Bangladesh government to create a safe environment for people to peacefully assemble and voice their concerns, and relatedly, for opposition parties to campaign without facing intimidation and repression.

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

'Fair' statements cannot change the reality of Gaibandha by-poll

Election Commission must investigate forced collection of "fair election" statements from Gaibandha presiding officers

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

EVMs and a mind-reading election commissioner

Did you know that mind-reading was an essential trait for the job of an election commissioner? I did not.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Tk 642cr EVMs unusable for a lack of upkeep

At least 27,900 EVMs worth around Tk 642 crore have become unusable for a lack of proper storage facility and maintenance, show Election Commission documents.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Why election 2023 needs to be different from the last two

An acceptable election depends on the Election Commission's ability to display its grit and resolve, exercise its writ, remain neutral, and be prompt to address complaints and proactive in detecting violations.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

EC starts registration process for new political parties

The Election Commission today (May 26, 2022) started the registration process for new political parties.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Are EVMs crucial for national election?

The Election Commission is meeting with various political and non-political parties and individuals to hold a fair and acceptable national election -- and within the discussion, the use of electronic voting machines or EVMs is getting the attention in the political arena. But why is the EVM debate so crucial especially when the national election is closing in?

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

German ambassador says not happy being quoted by 3rd party after meeting BNP leaders

Germany wishes for participatory polls of Bangladesh as democracy and human rights are key to the country’s foreign policy.

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

It is not the system but its misuse that is at fault

The idiomatic expression, “Don't throw the baby out with the bath water”, is not something we expect to use every day. The origin of it