Tag Archives: Bangladesh elections

Bangladesh’s ‘Ill-Actions’

  Awami League party of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid has won two-thirds majority in the country’s bloody and divisive elections on January 5. The almost one-party polls, following opposition’s boycott, are being described by much of Bangladeshi media as a farce.   Election-related violence left 22 people dead while 150 polling stations were burned. More than 150 people …

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Thailand and Bangladesh: A Tale of Two Countries

Recent events in Thailand bear some parallels with events in Bangladesh. In both countries, the party out of power demands an interim caretaker government. In Thailand, the ruling majority, confident of its support from the majority of the voters, has called for new elections. The opposition, supported by the urban well-to-do, and some say, the military, is campaigning against holding elections, …

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Democracy Stumbles in Bangladesh

The announcement of the schedule for elections to the tenth Jatiya Sangsad (national parliament) on November 25 has stoked an already volatile political situation in Bangladesh. The ready reaction of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance to the chief election commissioner’s televised speech to the nation, during which he announced that the general elections will be held on January 5, 2014, …

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