The Election Commission and Awami League seem to have started taking preparations for the coming national election.
Former Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain in an interview with The Daily Star.
The EC's rush in revising the RPO meant allowing the ruling party to impose their wish in the codification process.
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
The prospect of a free and fair election is still eluding us.
Difficulties in accessing the system began at 8.30pm on June 18
There has been uncertainty about how participatory the next national election, slated for the end of this year or early 2024, will be as the BNP has been threatening to boycott the polls if it is held under the ruling Awami League government
The EC secretary said polling in all 300 constituencies in the next national polls, slated for late 2023 or early 2024, will be held using ballot papers and transparent ballot boxes.