Bangladesh national election

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

New Election Commission, Same Old Course?

The Election Commission of Bangladesh has been mired in controversies over the last decade.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

"If I were CEC of New Zealand or Britain, could've wrapped up polls while sipping tea"

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal said if he had been made the CEC of New Zealand or Britain, he could have finished the election by sitting on a chair sipping tea.

April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019

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.

April 27, 2019
April 27, 2019

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.

November 12, 2018
November 12, 2018

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.

November 8, 2018
November 8, 2018

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.

November 8, 2018
November 8, 2018

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.

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

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.

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

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.

November 5, 2018
November 5, 2018

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.