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Electoral system and democratic governance in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

MNA National Desk: A free, fair and credible election in a democracy requires an electoral system creating level playing field for all political parties while promoting people’s participation in the polls. Bangladesh since its independence has gone through several changes in its electoral systems as it started as a parliamentary form of government, then switched over to presidential system and again shifted back to parliamentary system in 1991. After independence, there have been 10 national elections under different electoral systems and democracy has been under continuous threat from changing patterns of the elections. After the country’s liberation in 1971, seven ...

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Role of political parties in democratic governance

Bangladesh

MNA Editorial Desk: A free and fair election with all-party participation is one of the main prerequisites of a democratic government. In this process, several entities need to play some fundamental roles to ensure that the people can partake and utilize their voting power appropriately to elect their representatives. Among the stakeholders, political parties are required to perform an important part as they deploy the candidates for the people to vote and also make sure the government carries out their duties as expected to uphold people’s rights. We, as people, look at these parties and their leaders to shape up ...

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EC sits with registered political parties

political parties

MNA National Desk: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday began its dialogue with registered political parties through its first meeting with Bangladesh Sangskritik Muktijote. The meeting started around 3:00pm at the conference room of Nirbachan Bhaban with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair. A 12-member delegation of the Muktijote, led by its chief Abu Layes Munna, joined the dialogue with the EC. During the talks with 40 registered political parties, the Commission will seek opinions from the political parties over different issues, including electoral law reform and delimitation of constituencies, updating voter list, fixation of polling stations ...

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