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.

December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015

BNP candidate stabbed in Dinajpur’s Birampur

In continuation of the growing violence ahead of December 30 municipal election, a BNP candidate of Dinajpur’s Birampur upazila is stabbed.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

BNP to meet CEC, likely to file complaints

A BNP delegation will meet Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad ahead of the maiden partisan municipal polls on December 30.

December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

Polls under EC ‘questionable’: Khokon

BNP Joint Secretary General Mahbub Uddin Khokon alleges that all the polls that were held under the incumbent Election Commission (EC) are 'questionable'.

December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015

French far right National Front routed in key vote

France's far-right National Front fails to win a single region in the second round of municipal elections, preliminary results show.

December 13, 2015
December 13, 2015

AL suspends all rebel mayor candidates

The ruling Awami League has suspended its around 40 rebel mayoral candidates for municipality elections scheduled for December 30.

December 13, 2015
December 13, 2015

Votes counted after historic Saudi poll

Votes are being counted in Saudi Arabia's municipal elections, in which women were allowed for the first time to cast their ballots.

December 8, 2015
December 8, 2015

Opinion: Sexist way to pick election symbols

The Election Commission designates gas stove, bangles, frocks, dolls and the likes as election symbols for reserved women candidates in the upcoming municipal election, which instantly triggers resentments among candidates of Awami League, BNP and other political parties.

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

Municipal election an acid test for EC, says BNP

BNP senior leader Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman says the upcoming municipal election is an acid test for the Election Commission to brighten its image and get rid of its questionable and sordid past.

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

Chandpur AL mayoral aspirant ‘likely to be elected unopposed’

The nomination of a BNP-blessed mayoral candidate in Chandpur is cancelled, paving the way for the election of the Awami League-backed aspirant unopposed.

November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015

EC to decide tomorrow on AL, BNP’s demands

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad says the Election Commission will decide tomorrow on the demands of political parties over the upcoming municipality elections.