The Awami League has picked AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran and Serniabat Sadek Abdullah as its mayoral candidates for Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal city elections respectively.
With the campaigns for the Gazipur city polls resuming yesterday, the ruling Awami League wants to focus on resolving internal divisions as the party leaders say it's the organisational unity that earned them victory in Khulna.
The BNP will keep a close eye on the Gazipur city polling stations the night before the voting day and try to assemble party men outside to guard the centres during polling as part of its new strategy for the June 26 mayoral polls.
No elections in a democratic world are perfect, be it in a liberal or an emerging democracy.
STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.
IT is disquieting to see that the media was conspicuously barred from properly covering the city polls.
IT is difficult to accept the comments of the CEC that the three city corporation elections were held in a fair and peaceful manner and that there were no threats or anomalies.
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.
IN these very columns we had carried an article with a similar heading following the farcical January 5, 2013 elections. Regrettably, we have to say the same about yesterday's mayoral election that did not live upto our expectations.