11th Bangladesh National Election | The Daily Star
  • Bangladesh National Election irregularities in 2018

    Dec 30 polls ‘lopsided’

    The United States has said unlawful or political killings, forced disappearances, life-threatening prison conditions, freedom of speech

  • Obaidul Quader visits construction site of the second Kanchpur Bridge on Dhaka-Chattogram

    BNP failed to plunge Dec 30 polls into controversy: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says BNP has failed to plunge the December 30 national election into controversy even after knocking at the doors of its foreign friends.

  • Corruption threatens to foundation of democracy

    HC rejects petition on oath taking of MPs

    The High Court rejects the writ petition filed challenging the legality of oath taking of the lawmakers elected on the December 30 general elections.

  • Rajshahi City Map

    High price for 'loyalty to BNP'

    The national election of December 30 has turned the life of Mofiz Uddin upside down -- and all for supporting BNP.

  • Sayeed Khokon talks on All election camps

    All election camps to be removed soon: Sayeed Khokon

    Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon says all the temporary election camps set up during the 11th national polls will be removed within the quickest possible time.

  • Khaleda Zia medical treatment

    No comment

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said she would not say anything about Sunday's national election.

  • Oath-taking ceremony

    EC asks for arranging oath-taking ceremony tomorrow

    The Election Commission (EC) sends a letter to the parliament secretary for taking necessary preparation to organise the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected lawmakers of the 11th general election.

  • Police evict protesters demanding fresh election

    Cops foil demo for fresh polls

    Police evict protesters demanding fresh election under a non-partisan caretaker government in front of Jatiya Press Club.

  • UK for credible resolution of complaints on JS polls ‘irregularities’

    The United Kingdom urges the Bangladesh authorities for a full, credible and transparent resolution of all complaints related to the conduct of the December 30 general elections.

  • A woman flashes the ink on her thumb

    UN calls for restraints

    Condemning violence in Bangladesh, the United Nations has urged all sides to show restraint and ensure a peaceful post electoral environment in the country.

  • Oath-taking ceremony

    New MPs to take oath tomorrow

    The newly elected parliament members will be sworn in tomorrow and the new cabinet may take oath on Sunday.

  • Four youths 'missing' since eve of polls

    Four university students remain missing since they were allegedly picked up by plainclothes men in the capital's Farmgate area on Saturday, the day before national election.

  • 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.

  • Obaidul Quader talks on formation of new government

    Formation of new govt likely by Jan 10: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says the process to form the new government is likely to be completed by January 10.

  • 4G mobile internet service

    3G, 4G back on

    Faster internet service has been switched back on 37 hours into its suspension.

  • CEC rules out any scope of re-election

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda rules out any scope of holding fresh election, as demanded by opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront.

  • 'If they don't come, how will they be seen?'

    In the face of allegations that agents of BNP were hardly visible in polling centres across the country, the chief election commissioner (CEC) has claimed that they were not seen because they did not show up in the first place.

  • Awami League's victory

    AL believes in democracy: Hasina

    Awami League believes in democracy and has faith in the people, the party's president Sheikh Hasina said yesterday morning, after casting her vote. “We will accept whatever decision the people will make.”

  • HT Imam

    Fair election possible under partisan govt

    HT Imam, co-chairman of the Awami League polls steering committee, yesterday said this election has proved that a free, fair and neutral one is possible under a partisan government.

  • Natore-2

    Son casts vote on behalf of sick father!

    It was 2:42pm when these correspondents entered a voting booth at Lalbagh Government Primary School in Natore sadar. A voter named Mobarak Hossain, 35, told the polling official his serial number -- 169 -- and his name.

  • Bangladesh national election

    National polls under int'l spotlight

    International media widely covered yesterday's national election that saw deadly clashes and accusations of vote rigging.

  • Bangladesh Election Day 2018

    Snapshots of Polls Day

    Snapshots of Polls Day

  • Bangladesh Female voters

    Of Queues and Chaos

    Of Queues and Chaos

  • Jatiya Oikyafront demands re-election

    Oikyafront terms polls Farcical

    Jatiya Oikyafront yesterday demanded the Election Commission immediately scrap the “farcical election” and hold a fresh one under a nonpartisan interim government.

  • What they said

    What they said

    What they said

  • Hat-trick for Hasina

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has led her party to a third consecutive win in parliamentary polls, securing two-thirds majority in yesterday's election held in an atmosphere dominated by the ruling party men.

  • Bangladesh election day violence

    As we saw

    It was something hardly seen ever in any election in the country -- finding trace of the key opposition party was a real challenge, except for in its electoral symbol on ballot papers.

  • Bangladesh election day violence

    18 dead, 200 hurt

    Election violence claimed at least 18 lives yesterday, making it one of the deadliest polls in the country. More than 200 others were injured in clashes between rival Awami League and BNP supporters in 24 districts.

  • A team work!

    It was around 3:50pm when Sirajus Salekin went to a polling centre at University Laboratory School and College on Dhaka University campus yesterday to cast his vote.

  • Map of Chittagong

    AL men rule Ctg polling centres

    Polling agents of BNP-led alliance candidates were barred from entering the voting centres and BNP supporters were driven out from the area in all 16 constituencies in Chattogram during yesterday's election.