National Elections 2019

The knots yet to unravel

The last date of filing nomination is just four days away, but the Awami League and the BNP could not finalise their candidates for all 300 seats yet because of disagreements over sharing seats among alliance partners.

Talk they talked

Yesterday's talks between the Jatiya Oikyafront and the Awami League-led 14-party alliance began with Dr Kamal Hossain putting forward the Oikyafront's proposals on the outline of the polls-time government, reconstitution of the Election Commission and creation of a level playing field for all political parties.

The chronicle of failed dialogues

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who wrapped up weeklong dialogues with political parties on the next parliamentary polls yesterday, had been part of the eventful history of both successful and failed talks.

Won't accept BNP charter until disposal of plea at HC

In line with a High Court directive, the Election Commission will not accept BNP's amended constitution until a petition in this regard is disposed of, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda said yesterday.

Re-elect AL for better future

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her parliament speech last night urged the people to vote for the Awami League, saying more time is needed to complete the mega projects and measures initiated by her government.

RPO: EVMs in Polls / Amendment proposal goes to the cabinet

A proposal for amending the Representation of the People Order will be placed in the cabinet meeting today to pave the way for the use of Electronic Voting Machines in polls.

Dissolve JS before polls schedule

The government should dissolve parliament before the announcement of schedule for the 11th national election to ensure a level playing field, speakers at a roundtable said yesterday.

Grand alliance or 14-party?

With around two months left for the 11th national polls, the ruling Awami League is yet to finalise decisions on many key issues, including whether it will join the election under the 14-party or the grand alliance.

Plot on to keep Khaleda, Tarique out of elections

The government is planning to amend the Representation of the People Order (RPO) to remove Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman from the party's leadership and make them disqualified for elections, BNP alleged yesterday.

February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018

UN wants to see fair polls in Bangladesh

The United Nations reiterates its position saying it wants to see free, fair and open elections everywhere including in Bangladesh.