It is quite intriguing as to why the EC felt it necessary to hold a meeting with an organisation that does not have a clean history of poll monitoring.
The amendment of the Representation of the People Order (RPO) comes at a critical juncture when the demand for holding a free and fair election in Bangladesh is getting louder at home and abroad
People are facing problem in purchasing SIMs and get other services as mobile phone operators can not verify the buyer’s information due to problem in NID database server at the Election Commission.
It is quite intriguing how the RPA amendment can be so accommodating to defaulters who are desperate to gain political power.
It must be recognised that the election is not a one-day phenomenon – it is a process involving multiple interrelated steps
A genuinely inclusive election depends on a wide range of factors, many of which the Election Commission cannot even begin to address
The law ministry has agreed to the Election Commission’s request to have the power to cancel an election even after the issuance of a gazette notification on results.
Regaining public confidence and trust in the Election Commission, which have been systematically destroyed by two previous commissions, is undoubtedly a tough task. Unfortunately, it seems the current EC, too, is failing us miserably.