Bangladesh national election | The Daily Star
  • BNP's Flag

    BNP decides to stop MPs-elect from taking oath

    The BNP decided to write to the Speaker and the Election Commission to revoke the parliamentary membership of the party’s MPs-elect, if they take oath.

  • Hasina tells press briefing

    No pressure on MPs to take oath

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it is not her policy to divide any party or do anything that leads to a split in a party.

  • Aspirants abound, cause AL worry

    At least 4,000 nomination papers were sold in the last three days earning the Awami League around Tk 12 crore. But that's also a source of worry for the party.

  • Mahbubul Alam Hanif

    AL welcomes polls schedule

    Awami League welcomes the Election Commission’s decision for fixing the 11th parliamentary polls schedule on December 23 and expresses its hope that all political parties would join the polls in a festive mode.

  • Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda File Photo

    EC set to unveil schedule today

    The Election Commission announces the schedule for the 11th parliamentary polls today amid support from the ruling Awami League and strong opposition from Jatiya Oikyafront, comprising the BNP and several other parties.

  • Hasina for meaningful election

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed her optimism that the country was heading towards a meaningful election and its development would continue in the coming years.

  • Bangladesh national election

    Politics shows positive signs

    The state of politics in the run up to the upcoming parliamentary polls looks quite different from what prevailed in 2006 and 2013. The first week of the 90-day timeframe from October 31 for holding the polls saw some positive signs like talks between the ruling and opposition parties and deferral of the election schedule by the Election Commission.

  • JP wants polls as per constitution

    Jatiya Party (JP) begins dialogue with Awami League-led 14-party alliance at Gono Bhaban this evening over the upcoming general election.

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

    Kamal Hossain on stage, Tarique behind

    Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Qauder yesterday said the seven points declared by new political alliance Jatiya Oikyafront are seven conspiracies to foil the next national election.

  • Politics may see new polarisation

    Voicing his concern whether the upcoming national elections will be held or not, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad says his party will still prepare to contest in all 300 seats under the United National Alliance (UNA).

  • General Election schedule

    BNP again calls for talks; AL feels no need

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says there is no necessity for a dialogue with any political party.

  • Nat'l polls schedule on first week of November

    Election schedule for the next parliamentary polls will be announced on the first week of November, Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said today.

  • Dr Kazi Faruk Ahmed

    Kazi Faruk’s party can contest polls now

    The High Court clears the way for Oikyaboddha Nagorik Andolon, a political party led by Dr Kazi Faruk Ahmed, to contest the next parliamentary election.

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    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.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan

    BNP will be at forefront of 'greater unity'

    BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan yesterday said their party will be in the frontline of a movement to be launched under “greater unity” platform to force the government to hold a credible national election.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opens National Development Fair 2018

    Interim govt may be formed with parties having JS representation: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says a government may be formed with representatives from the political parties having representation in Parliament ahead of the next general election.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader talks about 11th national parliamentary election

    Govt won’t do anything beyond constitution over polls: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would not do anything beyond the constitution over the next general election.

  • Bangladesh upazila election

    Minority community worried that violence against them may rise

    Minority communities have been apprehending that incidents of violence and attacks on them might escalate with the next national elections drawing close.

  • wage demo

    BNP's dream will never come true

    The BNP is too weak to wage a movement before the upcoming national elections, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said yesterday.

  • Greater unity taking shape

    Several top BNP leaders shared the stage with Dr Kamal Hossain and Prof Badruddoza Chowdhury at a citizens' rally in the capital yesterday and extended full support to Jatiya Oikya Prokriya's three-point demand including formation of a polls-time neutral government.

  • AL, BNP grassroots pledge 'no violence'

    Several hundred grassroots leaders of the Awami League and the BNP yesterday pledged to work towards a free, fair and peaceful general election.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talks

    BNP ready to make sacrifices for nat'l unity

    The BNP is ready to go to any lengths to forge a greater national unity against the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance ahead of the December election.

  • KM Nurul Huda

    Finance minister shouldn’t have said this: CEC

    Announcing the possible date of the national elections was not an “appropriate act” of Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda says.

  • Bangladesh National Election likely on December 27 Muhith

    There's good chance JS polls will be held Dec 27

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said there was a good chance that the next parliamentary election would be held on December 27.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on August 19

    Govt plotting to keep BNP out of polls: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claims the government is hatching a conspiracy to keep the party away from the upcoming general election.

  • US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat

    US hopeful of fair, inclusive polls in Bangladesh: Bernicat

    Outgoing US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat hopes that elections in the city corporations and national one will be held in a "free, fair, credible and inclusive" manner.