Chittagong City Corporation elections

Puppeteers go in different directions

Overwhelmed by the vociferous postmortem of the city corporation polls, two footfalls on the cityscape have gone unnoticed, unappreciated, as though coming and going on stealth.

June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015

Anomalies in the Chittagong City Corporation elections

Thanks to media reports, most voters knew the mayoral candidates and could decide whom they would vote for before getting to the polling booths.

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Puppeteers go in different directions

Overwhelmed by the vociferous postmortem of the city corporation polls, two footfalls on the cityscape have gone unnoticed, unappreciated, as though coming and going on stealth.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

The city polls charade

The EC's tilt was no less pronounced on the eve of and on the day of the elections. Press reports, photographs and narratives of many involved in the election administration process have amply established its culpability in undermining fair election.

May 2, 2015
May 2, 2015

BNP demands fresh city polls

BNP urges Election Commission to cancel Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections alleging massive irregularities and demands fresh polls.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Fulfill your pledges, people tell new mayors (video)

Though not happy with the irregularities and vote rigging during the just held city corporation elections, commoners in Dhaka city want to see their city clean, free of traffic-jam and developed.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Witnessing another ELECTION CHARADE

STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

City polls not credible: EWG

The Election Working Group (EWG), a non-partisan network of 28 leading civil society organisations in Bangladesh, says the city corporation elections are not credible due to malpractices and irregularities.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

Opinion: City election and things we have lost

"It could have been an election in which people could merrily walk to the polling centres and pick their mayors. It could have been a return to true democracy. We could have run pictures of winners and losers embracing each other,the winners saying they want support of the losers and the losers promising their best for a better city."

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

Nasir wins Ctg polls

Ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidate AJM Nasir Uddin wins the Chittagong City Corporation elections marred by rigging, violence and intimidation and eventually boycotted by the BNP-endorsed candidate.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

POLL TALK

Experts and observers share their views on the electoral proceedings of the City Corporation Elections and their implications for the political climate of the country with The Daily Star.