Who will form the opposition is still a matter of speculation.
"Every scoundrel wants to be a poet; ants are hell-bent on flying / The jungle's tusked boars lay claim to the highest throne."
The EC has repeatedly said one thing and did something other than that, if not the opposite.
Can anyone be blamed for concluding that the EC is partisan and incapable of performing impartially and independently?
With the elections just four months away, there are hardly any campaigns.
National election Bangladesh: As the election is getting nearer, the possibility of a nightmarish pre-election period is driving fear and panic among the people.
The proportional system can ensure the robust presence of contending political parties in parliament and thus allay the fear of becoming marginalised.
The rift within the local Awami League has put its mayor nominee for Barishal city in a tight spot, while the party ticket holder in Khulna city should have an easy run since he has no strong opponents.
The US embassy in Bangladesh has issued an alert fearing an escalation of violence ahead of the next national elections and advised its citizens to remain vigilant