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Voting of 11th National Election begins all over country


MNA National Desk: Voters began to cast their votes across the country on Sunday morning to choose the next members of parliament (MPs) for the next term amid tight security.  The voting in the 11th national election began at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. A total of 1,861 candidates are contesting in the polls. Among them, 1,733 are from political parties and 128 independents. A total of 10, 42, 38,677 voters, including 5, 25, 72,365 male and 5,16,66,312 female, will cast their votes at 206,477 polling booths of the 40,183 voting centers in 299 constituencies across ...

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Army deployed to increase confidence of voters: CEC


MNA National Desk: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said deploying the army will increase the confidence of voters and political parties in the election, reported news agency. The CEC said this to reporters after visiting a mock voting session—which used electronic voting machines— at Residential Model School and College, in Dhaka, on Monday. Huda also said: “The main purpose of deploying the army is to instil confidence among voters. I am requesting all political parties to avoid: debate, chaos, violence, and misunderstandings, among each other; only through electioneering should you get yourselves involved in the election.”

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Role of voters: A key factor for successful democracy


MNA Editorial Desk: In a truly democratic society, it is important to ensure a government that follows the will of the people rather than forcing them to follow it and democracy as a concept was in most simple words explained by former US president Abraham Lincoln as “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Hence, democracy is not a government by some of the people and requires participation of all people; though in most cases, that is not possible but attempts should be there for full participation. We tend to put the responsibility of an election ...

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Ivy Re-Elected as NCC Mayor


MNA Editorial Desk: Selina Hayat Ivy, the ruling Awami League-backed candidate has been re-elected as Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) mayor. She has won by a huge margin as she gained 182% of votes, almost double, of her closest rival BNP-backed Sakhawat. She defeated BNP candidate Sakhawat Hossain Khan by over 79,567 votes and also won her rival’s neighborhood with 1,930 votes, in one of the most peaceful, violence and vandalism-free elections we have seen in quite a long time. An election was held in Narayanganj for the first time in many years with no contestant from the influential Osman family ...

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Voters casting votes peacefully in NCC polls


MNA National Desk: Voters are casting their votes peacefully in the Narayanganj city corporation (NCC) polls on Thursday in all the 174 centres which has been started since 8am and will continue till 4pm. A total of 156 councilor candidates are fighting for the 27 posts while 38 women for are fighting for nine reserved seats. Awami League’s Selina Hayat Ivy and BNP-supported Shakhawat Hossain are the two top mayor hopefuls among six. A total of 4, 74,931 voters is expected to cast their ballots under 174 poling centers. Of them, 2, 41, 514 are male and 2, 37,878 are ...

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Japanese voters elected their first woman governor


MNA International Desk: Voters in the Japanese capital elected their first woman governor on Sunday, after two predecessors stepped down over scandals. Yuriko Koike, Japan’s first female defence minister, exhausted former bureaucrat and fellow member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party Hiroya Masuda, as well as liberal journalist Shuntaro Torigoe. Koike, 64-year-old, angered the Tokyo branch of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party by not getting its consent before proclaiming her candidacy for city governor. The LDP instead drafted Masuda, 64-year-old, who once served as governor of a rural prefecture. “Taking this result very heavily, as the new governor I would like ...

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