National election

November 3, 2018
November 3, 2018

PM pledges free, fair election

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her party wants a free and fair election so that people can pick their leaders to run the country.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

80 aspirants from AL, 45 from BNP

With multiple MP hopefuls in each constituency of Khulna division, the Awami League may have to deal with a serious problem of possible rebel candidates, while the BNP is in a better position with...

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

The swing division

History says it has been a swing division since 2001. The first two national polls results, since democracy was restored, show none of the two major parties enjoyed absolute supremacy here.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Balance of Power: BNP, Juktofront in disagreement

As the BNP and Juktofront negotiate forging a “greater unity”, disagreements persist over bringing checks and balances if the parties involved assume office.

October 7, 2018
October 7, 2018

BNP, other parties resume unity bid

After a brief pause in the efforts towards “greater unity”, the BNP and other political parties involved will begin to sit from today to give it a concrete shape.

October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018

Jamaat still on BNP's mind

The BNP has informally started the process for a seat sharing deal with Jamaat-e-Islami and other alliance partners, indicating that it would not sever ties with the Islamist party.

May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018

BNP demands EC reconstitution

BNP demands the reconstitution of the Election Commission as it said the current Commission is not capable of conducting a credible national election.

April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018

China for peaceful election in Bangladesh

China yesterday said it wants to see a peaceful transition of power in Bangladesh through a smooth general election.

September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017

Talks on polls now to end next month

The Election Commission is going to extend the September 20 deadline for wrapping up talks with political parties.

August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017

News Analysis: Saying 'No' is a right too

The issue of having the option of “No” vote in the election has come up again for discussion in the ongoing electoral talks being organised by the Election Commission.