Road to Elections 2023-24

Road to Elections 2023-24

Political parties need to behave more responsibly towards the electorate

The people have to be more alert, assertive, and vocal.

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One more vote, one vote fewer: Why people will and won't go to polls

The Daily Star asked two young voters to explain their decisions as the 12th parliamentary election rolls out.

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What's the civil society's stake in strengthening democracy?

Our civil society leaders must step forward to address the prevailing political impasse in the country.

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The price we pay with each deleted word

With each new term of the ruling regime, and each new provision or law, we have learnt a bit more of self-censorship.

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The AL cannot validate this farce of an election with intimidation

Since voters are reluctant to take part in this election, the ruling party has resorted to such measures.

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‘All that matters to AL is acquiring power.’

This election will push the whole country towards further uncertainty and close the door to constructive politics in Bangladesh.

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A ‘dummy-cratic’ election in democratic Bangladesh?

After the election is over, the meaning of democracy will change to mean coercion.

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‘Even before the election, there is no question as to who the elected will be.’

By now, it is clear that the election this time around will be a one-sided affair.

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A legal but illegitimate election will not serve the people

Legitimacy is all about inclusion and participation of voters and parties, and how people view the election. 

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Column by Mahfuz Anam: Is Awami League heading towards a Pyrrhic victory?

What image of our legal system are we presenting to the world?

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The MP craze

"Every scoundrel wants to be a poet; ants are hell-bent on flying / The jungle's tusked boars lay claim to the highest throne."

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We are heading towards another one-sided election

Voters will be deprived of the opportunity to choose from worthy candidates in a one-sided election.

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Political violence during election will make economic recovery more difficult

There are some big concerns we must address given the possibility of the political tension permeating our economic domain.

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Our fragile economy may be affected

We will have problems mostly with the economy, and the people of the country will suffer from the outcome.

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EC must maintain peace on the ground ahead of the election

The outlook for Bangladesh appears grim as the nation once again grapples with a resurgence of violence.

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It is now up to the EC to show their responsibility to the nation

If a single party comes to power repeatedly, without any competition, then how meaningful are elections?

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Election Commission's burden of a looming non-inclusive election

Has the EC played its due role? Or have its actions—or rather inactions—contributed to the current political crisis?

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Why the hasty delivery of 'justice' for opposition members?

The Daily Star spoke to four experts to gauge the real intention behind this sudden speedy operation of the judiciary.

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