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  • Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar

    Mahbub under fire

    The ruling Awami League led 14-party alliance has accused Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar of "violating the oath of secrecy" and it thinks he should resign.

  • Will the EC live up to its mandate?

    The Election Commission (EC) held a post-dialogue press briefing on October 26. At the briefing, the Chief Election Commissioner said that the commission must conduct elections in accordance with the laws made by the government. His statement, although significant, raises serious concerns.

  • EC alone not responsible for holding fair election

    Former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda yesterday said the Election Commission was not solely responsible for holding a free, fair and credible election.

  • BNP leader Moudud Ahmed waiting for Khaleda Zia

    AL’s proposals a barrier: Moudud

    BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed says the proposals placed to the Election Commission by the ruling Awami League is a barrier for holding a free and fair election.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam

    BNP's 20-point proposal to EC

    The BNP yesterday placed before the Election Commission a set of proposals, including dissolution of parliament and a polls-time 'supportive government' to oversee the next parliamentary election.

  • upcoming city election

    Polls Dialogue with EC: JP proposes interim govt

    Opposition in parliament Jatiya Party yesterday proposed “interim government” with representatives from all the parties having

  • upcoming city election

    EC to meet BNP, AL Oct 15, 18 for polls

    The Election Commission will hold dialogues with BNP and ruling party Awami League on October 15 and 18 respectively as part of its ongoing dialogue with political parties ahead of elections.

  • Civil Society Talks with EC: Call for army in polls, 'no vote' system

    During their talks with the Election Commission yesterday, most civil society members spoke for restoration of “no vote” system and ensuring a level-playing field for all political parties to hold the election in a free, fair and participatory manner.

  • Upcoming Polls: EC begins talks with civil society today

    The Election Commission begins a dialogue today on upcoming parliamentary elections with the civil society representatives who would stress a level-playing field for all political parties.

  • Reserved women seats in Parliament

    Dialogue on Polls: EC to invite 59 members of civil society

    The Election Commission will invite 59 civil society members to join the talk on election on July 31.

  • Bangladesh National Election schedule to announce today

    EC to unveil election roadmap Sunday

    The Election Commission is set to formally unveil its roadmap for the next parliamentary elections on Sunday.

  • If we really want genuinely free and fair elections. . .

    We need an EC which is truly independent from all aspects; this independence does not only mean structural independence, but operational and financial independence along with individual independence of the election commissioners.

  • HC asks AL MP to surrender by June 20

    Rejecting the bail petition of ruling Awami League lawmaker Mustafizur Rahman Chowdhury, the High Court yesterday ordered him to surrender before the lower court concerned by June 20 in a case filed for assaulting an upazila election officer.

  • Causality up in 5th phase UP polls: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad says the causality increased during fifth phase of Union Parishad (UP) election compared to the previous phases.

  • Elections fraught with irregularities

    It sets a dangerous precedent in a country when we come to expect and accept incidents of violence and irregularities as an inevitable part of the electoral process.

  • EC

    UP polls: EC asks cops to withdraw Gazipur SP, 2 OCs

    The Election Commission has issued an order to withdraw the superintendent of police and officer-in-charges of two police stations of Gazipur for the sake of fair election as the district goes into Union Parishad polls on Saturday.

  • Who is misleading whom?

    The EC has been under fire after two phases of UP elections were marred by widespread irregularities and violence.

  • Inu-led JSD faction gets ‘torch’ polls-sign

    The Election Commission has allocated the ‘torch’ polls-sign to the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) faction of Hasanul Haq Inu, weeks after a split in the party and tug-war over the symbol.

  • EC

    EC, law enforcers praise each other

    Though widespread violence and loss of dozens of lives marked the first two phases of union parishad polls, the Election Commission and the law enforcement agencies have praised each other for their respective roles.

  • Is the media at fault?

    The Election Commission has now made the media a whipping boy to counter widespread criticism for its failure to hold the Union Parishad elections in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

  • Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda to sit with alliance chiefs to decide on UP polls

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will sit with the top leaders of 20-party alliance to decide whether it will participate in the Union Parishad elections.

  • EC

    UP polls: 78.46% votes cast in 2nd phase

    A total of 78.46 present votes are cast in the second phase of the country’s Union Parishad elections, an official of the Election Commission says.

  • EC won't take responsibility for violence

    The Election Commission would not take responsibility for the violence over union parishad polls, an EC commissioner said yesterday.

  • EC decides to sue troublemakers

    The Election Commission has decided to ask the returning officers to file cases against those involved in electoral irregularities and violence at all the 65 polling centres where voting was suspended during the union parishad polls on Tuesday.

  • EC asks law enforcers to go tough

    Chief Election Commission Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday directed the law enforcers to open fire on criminals if they try to occupy polling stations or stuff ballot boxes during the union parishad polls.

  • 'EC, AL join hands to rig UP elections'

    The BNP has alleged that the ruling Awami League and the Election Commission are plotting to ensure victories for the AL candidates in the union parishad polls through electoral irregularities, but the AL and the EC have brushed aside the allegations.

  • EC won't seek army for UP polls

    The Election Commission is not going to seek army deployment in the upcoming Union Parishad polls as the EC apprehends lower level of violence compared to other elections.

  • UP polls begin Mar 22

    Election to 752 union parishads, the first phase of the root level elections throughout the country, will be held on March 22 in a partisan manner.

  • 44.32 new voters registered

    The Election Commission says more than 44.32 lakh new voters have been registered in the electoral roll across the country last year.

  • Stayed municipal polls on Jan 12

    Re-elections to 51 polling stations in 20 municipalities across the country will be held on January 12, officials at the Election Commission say.