Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hasina’s dominating win feared as enabling authoritarianism

DHAKA, Bangladesh—Jan 02, 2019—While Sheikh Hasina is set to begin her third consecutive term as Bangladesh’s prime minister following a landslide election victory, critics say having such an overwhelming majority in Parliament could create space for her to become even more authoritarian. The Hasina-led coalition won 288 seats in the 300-seat Parliament in Sunday’s election, … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hasina’s dominating win feared as enabling authoritarianism

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Election official says Bangladesh’s ruling alliance won vote

DHAKA, Bangladesh — An election official says Bangladesh’s ruling alliance led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has won Sunday’s election with 288 seats giving it enough to form the government. Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed finished delivering the results of the voting early Monday. Ahmed said the ruling Awami League-led alliance won 288 seats … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Election official says Bangladesh’s ruling alliance won vote

DHAKA, Bangladesh  | The Latest: Withdrawals, violence mar Bangladesh vote

DHAKA, Bangladesh  — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Bangladesh (all times local): 2:12 a.m. A general election marred by violence in Bangladesh is drawing criticism of a vote seen as a referendum on what the opposition calls Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s increasingly authoritarian tendencies. Opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain is calling Sunday’s vote “farcical,” … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh  | The Latest: Withdrawals, violence mar Bangladesh vote

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain calls election “farcical,” says any outcome will be rejected.

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain calls election “farcical,” says any outcome will be rejected. . By Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh votes as iron-lady PM seeks 3rd straight term

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Voting began Sunday in Bangladesh’s contentious parliamentary elections, seen as a referendum on what critics call Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s increasingly authoritarian rule. Hasina’s main rival is former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, deemed ineligible by a court from running for office because she is … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh votes as iron-lady PM seeks 3rd straight term

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Officials and news reports say Bangladesh’s main opposition alliance has demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner, accusing him of bias, ahead of Sunday’s national elections while violence worsens across the country. Opposition spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Tuesday night that they demanded the resignation of K.M.Nurul Huda as they … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

United States | Upcoming Election in Bangladesh

United States – The United States is disappointed by the Government of Bangladesh’s inability to grant credentials and issue visas within the timeframe necessary to conduct a credible international monitoring mission to the majority of international election monitors from the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), which the United States funded through the National Democratic … Continue reading United States | Upcoming Election in Bangladesh