municipal elections

Irregularities aplenty

Mayoral candidates of the ruling Awami League clinched a landslide victory in yesterday's election to 234 municipalities amid allegations of widespread electoral irregularities. AL candidates secured 179 mayoral posts while their rivals from the BNP got 21. And AL rebels obtained 19 posts. Ruling party men resorted to electoral irregularities in at least 80 municipalities with the local administration looking on. They stuffed ballot boxes and drove BNP candidates' agents out of polling centres, according to reports from The Daily Star correspondents.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Councillor aspirants keep BNP alive

The pro-BNP councillor candidates did well in the municipal elections though their party-nominated mayor aspirants suffered a debacle, which has largely been blamed on rampant electoral irregularities.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Ghost voting makes turnout high

Some polling centres in Savar municipality recorded an abnormally high turnout yesterday although the presence of voters was visibly thin.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

BNP rejects polls results

The BNP has rejected the results of yesterday's municipal polls, alleging widespread vote-rigging, ballot-stuffing and capture of more than a thousand polling stations by the ruling party men.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Irregularities aplenty

Mayoral candidates of the ruling Awami League clinched a landslide victory in yesterday's election to 234 municipalities amid allegations of widespread electoral irregularities. AL candidates secured 179 mayoral posts while their rivals from the BNP got 21. And AL rebels obtained 19 posts. Ruling party men resorted to electoral irregularities in at least 80 municipalities with the local administration looking on. They stuffed ballot boxes and drove BNP candidates' agents out of polling centres, according to reports from The Daily Star correspondents.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

Khaleda in urgent party meeting

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called an emergency meeting of the party’s senior leaders this evening to discuss today’s municipality elections.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

Municipal polls: Vote counting begins

Vote counting has begun as elections to 234 municipalities ended this afternoon.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

LIVE: Municipal election as it unfolds

Follow The Daily Star for latest updates of the Municipal Elections 2015. The Municipal elections are held every five years in the country and this year marks the first ever Municipal Partisan polls.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Campaign ends, tension remains

As the three-week electioneering ended yesterday midnight, the Election Commission imposed a restriction on outsiders staying in electoral areas.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

BNP desperate, AL cautious

The BNP has instructed its mayoral candidates and their polling agents not to leave the election centres “under any circumstances” during the casting of ballots, and that they stay there till the announcement of election results.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Who are the candidates in the municipal elections?

There are serious allegations of hiding information or disclosing inaccurate information by candidates in their affidavits. It is therefore important for the EC to take the necessary steps in the future to verify the accuracy of the disclosed information.