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  • Instance not necessary

    Lawmakers elected in Sunday's polls took oath as members of the 11th parliament yesterday with the 10th Jatiya Sangsad still in place.
  • Flanked by senior Awami League leaders

    Falling short by five seats

    In the first parliament 45 years ago, none of the parties was recognised as official opposition due to their poor strength in the House.
  • PARTICIPATORY polls, for sure

    After ten years, Bangladesh is back to a participatory election of sorts. Parties of all hue and colour are contesting the polls that is going to be held today. But the buck stops here.
  • 'People expect a lot from the army'

    Former Election Commissioner Brigadier General (Retd) M Sakhawat Hossain talks to Shakhawat Liton of The Daily Star about the deployment of army personnel and the role they are expected to play during the election.
  • 'Space for election monitoring is shrinking'

    Sharmeen Murshid, Chief Executive Officer of the election observation group “Brotee”, talks to Shakhawat Liton of The Daily Star about the importance of election monitoring and recent developments ahead of the election.