National Election 2024

National Election 2024

Putin tightens grip on power in Russian election

President Vladimir Putin was poised to tighten his grip on power yesterday in a Russian election that is certain to deliver him a landslide victory, though thousands of opponents staged a symbolic noon protest at polling stations.

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Jan 7 Election: Violence, pre- polls environ undermined its quality

The quality of the January 7 election in Bangladesh was undermined by incidents of state, ruling party and opposition violence, said the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI).

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Ensure transparent legal process for arrested political activists, US urges Bangladesh

The US has urged the Bangladesh government to ensure a fair and transparent legal process for political activists arrested ahead of the national elections

18 journalists attacked while covering polls violence: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists said at least 18 journalists were assaulted or harassed while covering irregularities and violence during the January 7 national election in Bangladesh.

Reserved Seats For Women: AL wants new faces in JS, not ex-MPs

The ruling Awami League is considering not picking former lawmakers for the women’s reserved seats in parliament to allow new faces in the Jatiya Sangsad, said party sources.

Jatiya Sangsad: Lobbying intense for reserved seats

The reserved seats for women in the 12th national parliament are all up for grabs, and a large number of women – from former MPs to even movie stars – have been seeking a spot on the Awami League’s list of potential nominees.

Polls to local bodies: ‘Boat’ now off-limits to AL leaders

The Awami League yesterday decided not to field party candidates in any local government polls as a measure to stop infighting between AL leaders.

M’singh city polls Mar 9

The Election Commission will hold the polls to the Mymensingh City Corporation and the Cumilla City Corporation mayoral by-polls on March 9.

Polls Code Breach: MP Bachchu gets bail

A Chattogram court yesterday granted bail to Chattogram-10 lawmaker Mohiuddin Bachchu in a case filed by the Election Commission over breaching electoral code of conduct.

‘AL eligible for 48 out of 50 reserved seats in JS’

Says AL’s organising secy as he submits letter to EC claiming AL has independents’ support

18 journos assaulted while covering Jan 7 ‘polls violence’: CPJ

At least 18 journalists were assaulted or harassed while covering alleged election irregularities and violence on January 7, 2024, Committee to Protect Journalists reported in a statement

No country questioned our election so far: home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said no question has been raised by any country regarding the election so far

Jatiyo Party to be the opposition in parliament: Quader

The Jatiyo Party will be the main opposition in the parliament and independent lawmakers will remain independent, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said today

Bangladesh now has over 12.17cr voters

The Election Commission yesterday said the total number of voters in the country now stands at 12,17,75,450, as per the latest draft update.

Expat voting: Allowed, but left out

Expats say lack of awareness initiatives, non-cooperation by embassies a bar in exercising their voting rights

TIB’s report on polls based on facts: BNP

BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan today said the report of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on the 12th parliamentary election is based on facts and reflects public opinion.

Low turnout of female voters in Ctg

The January 7 national elections saw a frustratingly low turnout of female voters in most constituencies of Chattogram district.

AL mulls taking ‘boat’ off local body polls

Against the backdrop of post-election infighting between the Awami League candidates and the “AL independents”, the ruling party is now actively considering not fielding candidates with the “boat” symbol in the upcoming local government polls, party insiders said.

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