Bangladesh National Election 2023

AL sketches out a ‘Smart Bangladesh’

The Awami League envisions a “Smart Bangladesh” by 2041, seeking to build a country that would be cost-effective, sustainable, innovative and knowledge-based.

Leaving 2 seats for alliance members: AL’s efforts to revive a fading friendship

Awami League's decision to not compete for two of the recently vacated seats, rather letting its allies vie for them, is aimed at strengthening its relations with partners ahead of the 12th national election, slated for January 2024.

Politics in 2022: BNP’s year of dramatic rebound

The year 2022 marked a major turnaround for the BNP as the party seemed to have overcome the organisational weaknesses and political inertia that had been plaguing it since the disappointing results of the 2018 national polls.

Politics in 2022: AL ends it on a high note despite poor start

Political activities of the ruling Awami League in 2022 began slowly, after a quiet pandemic, and gathered significant momentum towards the end of the year.

Why is the EC so adamant to buy EVMs?

New details show questionable methods being applied to buy EVMs

AL maintains democratic process in the country: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Awami League always comes to power with people’s verdict -- through election.

US watching processes to free, fair polls

Out of the five largest economies in the world today, three -- China (2), Japan (3) and India (5) -- are in Asia.Out of the five largest economies in the world today, three -- China (2), Japan (3) and India (5) -- are in Asia. The robust economic growth of Asian giants, China in particular, is rapidly reshaping the global distribution of power.

EVM neglect is EC's failure

Will the EC take any steps to address the crisis of confidence it's facing?

How do we get the goons out of the EVM booths?

The recent eruption of political activity, and hence political news centred on city corporation elections has again livened up the dull, drab political stage of recent times.

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.

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

Neutral govt must for an int’l-standard election: Mahbub Talukder

Former Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar has said that a neutral government is needed to hold an international-standard election in Bangladesh.

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.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Who is afraid of EVMs and why?

CEC Kazi Habibul Awal recently said there was no scope for showing muscle power during voting if the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are used during the 2023 general election in Bangladesh.