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  • Badiuzzaman Bay

    The writer is a member of the editorial team at The Daily Star.

  • Four takeaways from the 2018 election

    The 11th parliamentary election of Bangladesh will go down in history as the election of simultaneously many firsts and many contrasts. Billed as the country's first “participatory” election in a decade, it gave the incumbent Awami League a landslide victory—and reduced its arch-rival BNP, once again, to irrelevance. While an Awami League win was largely
  • A citizen's 'manifesto' on the Election Day

    Two parties have ruled Bangladesh for most of its 47-year-old life since the independence and one of these parties will form the
  • Poll Violence: Who will bell the cat?

    Since the campaign season for this month's election began on December 10, news headlines were dominated by violent clashes in
  • The ex-factor in Bangladesh's politics

    There is no last word in politics. Politicians are rarely the ones to acknowledge this truth about their vocation and rarely, if at all, are they in the habit of being candid about it.
  • ‘No matter who wins the election, people will lose': In conversation with Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury

    Eminent thinker and writer Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury, in this interview with Badiuzzaman Bay of The Daily Star, outlines his views about the current state of leftist politics, the upcoming election, and the future of politics and youth leadership in Bangladesh.
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