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  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam

    EC announces schedule to hold lopsided polls: Fakhrul

    BNP heavily criticises the Election Commission for hurriedly announcing the schedule for the next parliamentary election and alleges that all have been set to hold a lopsided election.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader talks on Jatiya Sangsad Election 2018

    Hasina won’t violate constitution: Quader

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will not violate constitution in holding the general elections, her party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader says.

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    Election schedule earlier this time

    The Election Commission seems to be in an unusual hurry to announce the schedule for the next parliamentary polls.

  • Jatiya Juktofront Chairman Badruddoza Chowdhury

    Badruddoza writes to president for dialogue

    Juktofront Chairman and Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury writes to President Abdul Hamid for a dialogue for holding the upcoming general election in a free and fair manner.

  • Gono Bhaban

    Islami Oikyajote invited to Gono Bhaban Nov 6

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invites Islami Oikyajote over to Gono Bhaban to discuss over the upcoming national election.

  • EVM use in national election

    EC finalises EVM-included electoral code

    The Election Commission finalises the electoral code for upcoming parliamentary election, which includes use of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

  • Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) a newly formed platform

    Meet demands or face tough movement

    The Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), a coalition of eight left-leaning political parties, yesterday threatened tough demonstrations across the country in November if the government fails to meet their four-point demand within the next 48 hours.

  • Bangladesh Christian Community

    Christian community urges EC not to hold nat’l polls during Christmas

    A delegation of the Bangladesh Christian Association (BCA) places a three-point demand to the Election Commission urging it not to hold the next general election on any day around December 25 as the day will be celebrated as Christmas Day.

  • EVM use in Bangladesh General Election

    EVM use in JS polls gets nod

    The cabinet yesterday approved major changes to the Representation of the People Order, paving the way for the use of Electronic Voting Machines in polls and relaxing the rules on loan defaulters contesting the polls.

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    EC scraps Jamaat's registration

    The Election Commission has scrapped the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami, a component of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, making it clear that the party will not be able to contest the upcoming national election.

  • Bangladesh Jatiya Oikyafront Leader Kamal Hossain

    Oikyafront asks PM to arrange talks

    Dr Kamal Hossain in a letter urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to arrange talks between the Awami League and Jatiya Oikyafront ahead of the national polls.

  • Special arrangement for oath-taking ceremony of HM Ershad

    Jatiya Party will contest the polls: Ershad

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad says his party will take part in the upcoming general election to bring change in power for the sake of peace and prosperity.

  • BNP 12 reformist leaders

    'Reformists' are back

    The BNP has brought back its 12 “reformist” leaders, who became politically inactive after the 1/11 changeover, to strengthen its activities ahead of the 11th parliamentary election.

  • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed

    Next election sans BNP to get int’l support: Tofail

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says the coming parliamentary election will get support from the international community even if BNP does not take part in it.

  • Be flexible to avert chaos ahead of polls: Oli

    BNP-led 20-party alliance partner Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Col (Rtd) Oli Ahmed calls upon the opposition political parties to be restrained ahead of the next general election.

  • sheikh hasina

    Hasina seeks support from young voters

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought vote for the Awami League from the young generation in the upcoming general election to keep up the pace of development, calling them the biggest strength of the country.

  • Bangladesh General election

    AL-JP friendly fight to retain their bastion

    With the BNP virtually on the sidelines, leaders of the ruling Awami League and the main opposition in parliament Jatiya Party are running their campaigns in full throttle for the general election in the 33 constituencies of Rangpur division.

  • Amir Hossain Amu

    Law and order will be under control during polls: Amu

    Law and order situation in the country during the upcoming parliamentary election is not likely to deteriorate, Amir Hossain Amu, the chairman of cabinet committee on law and order, said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission

    How EC Mahbub justified his proposals for free, fair elections

    The Daily Star has obtained a copy of Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder's recommendations. Here is the translated version of his proposals.

  • Bangladesh Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder

    Why did EC Mahbub walkout of meeting?

    Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder again walks out of an election preparatory meeting of the commission.

  • bangladesh 11th national election

    Candidates can file nomination papers online in next general polls

    Candidates can file their nomination papers online to take part in eleventh national election as the Election Commission (EC) is likely to declare the schedule for the polls any day after October 30.

  • Abolish Digital Security Act

    Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), a newly formed platform of eight left-leaning parties, demands dissolution of the parliament before the declaration of schedule of the upcoming national election.

  • Juktofront in Bangladesh General Election

    Winners must not take all: Juktofront

    Juktofront, a platform of three political parties that played a crucial role in forging “greater national unity”, wants a sweeping change in the current winner-take- all system in politics.

  • Country does not belong to any individual, family

    Jatiya Oikya Prokriya Convener Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday said there is no alternative to holding the next general election in a free and fair way, to ensure change in power.

  • KM Nurul Huda

    EVMs to be used in next election on small scale: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda says Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in the next general election on a small scale.

  • Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda

    EVM to be used if law permits: CEC

    Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used in the upcoming general elections only if the law permits, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today said.

  • BNP Leader Moudud Ahmed talks on Bangladesh National Election 2018

    No need to amend constitution for non-party polls-time govt

    BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed yesterday said an election-time government like the one in 1991 can be formed without amending the constitution to hold the next general election in a free, fair and inclusive manner.

  • IGP Mohammad Javed Patwary

    We're ready

    Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary yesterday said his forces are ready to prevent any sort of anarchy centring the upcoming general election.

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    AL to select candidates based on popularity: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says his party will select candidates ahead of the upcoming general election based on their popularity.

  • 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.