2024 Bangladeshi general election

No transfer of official, cop without valid ground

Election Commissioner Md Alamgir has said the Election Commission will not take any initiative to transfer any field-level administration and police officials unless there is a valid reason for it.

EC meeting with political parties / Dialogue or mere formality?

How practical or efficient was it to attempt dialogue with 20 political parties at once?

Nat’l election likely between January 6 and 9

The Election Commission may hold the national election any day between January 6 and 9 with many experts pointing out that the atmosphere is not yet conducive to free and fair polls.

US team calls for dialogue on polls

The US pre-election assessment mission yesterday recommended dialogue between political parties in order to hold a credible, inclusive and peaceful election in Bangladesh.

Dialogue only if BNP withdraws its four conditions: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the issue of dialogue may be considered if BNP withdraws the conditions

US pre-election mission urges substantive dialogue for participatory polls

The US pre-election assessment mission has made five recommendations as a roadmap for progress toward credible, inclusive, participatory, and nonviolent elections

How to judge the Election Commission’s performance

The question of whether the current EC can deliver a free and fair election should be explored based on two sets of criteria

EC in Bangladesh / A fragile institution with a strong legal framework

The elections, the Election Commission (EC), the government and political parties are parts of an interwoven web of a complex relationship.

For successful polls, administrative overhaul is a must

If all political parties do not receive equal opportunities, the electoral process will not be universally accepted.

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

Teamwork is the key to a good election

In a contemporary election system, the Election Commission (EC) serves a pivotal role beyond simply organising elections

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

‘Ensuring a fair election may be challenging without participation of major political parties’

With the 12th parliamentary election only a few months away, how confident is the Election Commission about holding a free, fair and participatory election?

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

For successful polls, administrative overhaul is a must

If all political parties do not receive equal opportunities, the electoral process will not be universally accepted.

May 25, 2023
May 25, 2023

US visa policy aimed at promoting free, fair elections in Bangladesh

US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu has said they have not imposed any sanctions on anybody, but they announced a new visa policy

May 25, 2023
May 25, 2023

US visa curbs on those who will bar fair polls

The US will impose visa restrictions on individuals and their immediate family members “if they are responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic election process in Bangladesh”.

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