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Post Election Reactions, Observations and Analysis January 6, 2014

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PM expressed her satisfaction on the voting and orders stern action against violence.
Opposition leader Khaleda said government lost moral and constitutional basis to stay in power.

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Follow up:
9/1/2014
Polls disappointing say UK, USA, Canada, Commonwealth
Bangladesh polls a constitutional requirement: India
Ban asks Bangladesh political parties to resume dialogue
US calls for fresh elections in Bangladesh
Low turnout, poor reflection of voters’ will-Germany, France on Bangladesh polls

EU for transparency,inclusive polls
10/1/2014
US senate stresses for credible election-Daily Star/Indian Express
Sheikh Hasina plans to hang on to office after an electoral farce
-Economist
/Daily Star
11/1/2014
US senate writes Hasina, Khaleda for new polls
No real winners in Bangladesh-The Hindu
Backing Bangladesh -The Hindu(India)

12/1/2014
A farce for festoons: Outlook (India)
হায়রে নির্বাচন! হায়রে দেশ!-আসিফ নজরুল | জানুয়ারি ০৬, ২০১৪ -Prothom Alo
সংসদ নির্বাচন ২০১৪

যা হলো তা মুখ রক্ষার নির্বাচন-বদিউল আলম মজুমদার | জানুয়ারি ০৬, ২০১৪ |Prothom Alo

January 5 Election Result January 5, 2014

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from Daily New Age

from Daily New Age

AL headed for absolute majority.

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After January 5 Election January 5, 2014

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BNP rejected the election as they think only 3-5% voters participated in the election and declared 48 hour hartal from 6 January in addition to non-stop blockade imposed earlier by the opposition.
Ananda Bazaar Patrika reported ‘Emergency may be imposed after the election to uproot Jamaat -e-Islami’-

চলতি পরিস্থিতির মোকাবিলায় হাসিনা সরকারকে জরুরি অবস্থা জারি করতে হতে পারে

India fears at poor turnout in the election.
BJP condemns Congress for sabotaging election in Bangladesh.
DNA assumes Bangladesh Elections: AL wins, bangladesh loses
Echo of India predicts an uncertain future for Bangladesh after election.
Gorie.com said Bangladesh vote unlikely to wave violence.

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Our left parties and their contestants January 5, 2014

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Some left parties played important role to give the present shape to the election.
Hammer not heavy
Torch with no flame
Not a left, but non-ideological in practice in the same way Bicycle pedalled by AL

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January 5 -the Day of Election January 5, 2014

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A voting center-from Prothom Alo

A voting center-from Prothom Alo

PM urges all to thwart all the conspiracies against election.
Opposition Leader urges all to boycott farcical election of January 5.
Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam reaffirms his appeal not to hold election on January 5.
On the day, Main opposition leader Khaleda is under house arrest, the next opposition party leader SM Ershad is forcibly kept in Military Hospital, Jammat-e-Islami is barred from election, no party except components of pro-govt alliance is participating in the election, 153 candidates out of 300 seats already won uncontested, in remaining 147 seats hardly 300 candidates are contesting.
5 crore voters will not need to vote that include Prime Minister, President and Chief Election Commissioner. Remaining 4 crore will vote today but turnout will be less than 10% amid non-participation and violence.
Only 2 observers from India and 2 observers from Bhutan came to Bangladesh to observe the election.UN,EU,USA and most other countries have no representation in the observation. Local observers are also very few in number.

I myself couldn’t gather my courage to go to the voting center and cast my vote.

Economist termed it as an electoral farce.

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Opinions:

Shahdin Malik,an eminent lawyer on election: ‘ভোট নেই, গণতন্ত্র আছে’ in Prothom Alo

Follow up
5/1/2013
India decides to back Sk. Hasina
Indian Media questions election

waiting for a voter

waiting for a voter

Update: 2 PM
CEC said the voter turnout is thin but hope that the voter number will be increased by the evening.
Daily Star: Voter turnout is thin by 1 PM.
7 killed in poll violence
Polls postpone in 139 centers
Long wait for a voter

Aam Aadmi Party and Bangladesh January 4, 2014

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Many in Bangladesh are inquisitively looking at the development of Aam Aadmi Party in India and hoping that a similar phenomenon may develop in Bangladesh.

link: Aam Aadmi Party : Wikipedia
Aad Aadmi party-Website

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Jan 5 Election : Question of Legality January 3, 2014

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Experts opine that January 5 Election in not only unacceptable on ethical ground but also from constitutional point.

Opinion : Mizanur Rahman Khan in Prothom Alo
Daily Star questions the election whether it is a Fight or Farce.

AnandaBazar Patrika from Kolkata suspects both the security and diplomacy will deteriorate after the Jan 5 election.

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Hossain Zillur Rahman, Ex-Adviser Caretaker Government: এ নির্বাচন বৈধতা পাবে না-Prothom Alo

Rethinking on Indo-Bangladesh Relations January 3, 2014

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Experts in India are rethinking the Indo-Bagladesh relations in the backdrop of January 5 election in Bangladesh-

A stable democratic polity in Bangladesh in the interest of India: Hindustan Times /Inquilab
Asian Age has stated

In Bangladesh, with polarisation complete between Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League defending a secular polity, albeit by questionable means, and the right wing forces rallying around Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s Khaleda Zia, are Indian interests safeguarded only in the short run, or does India have a fall-back strategy? Again it is a case of reluctant meddling resting on hope that historical forces will beget a benign outcome.

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5/1/2014
Indian Media question election

UN and Bangladesh January 3, 2014

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UN to rescue?

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BNP calls for Nonstop Blockade from 1st January January 1, 2014

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from Daily Star

from Daily Star

BNP calls for nonstop blockade from 1st January to cancel the January 5 election. The program was announced by Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, an Adviser to Khaleda Zia and ex-President of Supreme Court Bar Association on 30th December in his house in a press conference, a few hours after he met Khaleda Zia in her residence.

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Opposition leader Khaleda is cordoned off in her house December 30, 2013

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Khaleda under house arrest-1Opposition leader Khaleda is cordoned off in her house by 8 platoons of police and Rab. 5 trucks loaded with sand is put in front of the gate of the house.
Government explained that the law enforcers are placed to ensure her security of the opposition leader.
Khaleda tried to come out of her house at 2 pm to attend the gathering at Naya Paltan that she calls for ‘March of Dmocracy’, but couldn’t.
She asked the journalists to come inside the compound and then she announced to the journalist that the ‘March for Democracy will continue on Monday.

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Citizen Groups urge to defer Jan 5 election December 29, 2013

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Citizen Groups -1Citizens groups in a round table meeting urge to defer January 5 election.

Mahfuz Anam, editor Daily Star, in a commentary appeals for the same.

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30/12/2013
PM Hasina has criticized the effort of citizens group to defer the election. She termed the effort as an attempt to bring back the 1/11.

MPs, Statement of Wealth and Election Commission December 26, 2013

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from Daily Star

from Daily Star

Disclosure of statement of wealth of MPs and Ministers in the net and in the media embarrasses the Government.
The Ruling Party members want EC to conceal the facts.
EC is considering to comply with the request of the Government. (more…)

Khaleda’s Call for ‘March for Democracy’ and After December 25, 2013

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march for democracy-2Opposition leader Khaleda Zia calls for ‘March for Democracy’ on 29 December 2013 that may shape the future course of events in Bangladesh. [Full speech]

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‘Politics of Fortune’ December 23, 2013

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The phrase is chosen from lead news of Daily Star.

The News: Politics of Fortune -Daily Star:

Prothom Alo : [2][3][4][5][6]

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Rising Terrorism December 21, 2013

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Is Bangladesh inching forward towards a terrorist state?
Bangladesh is passing through a election process, but is not participated by all political parties. 155 candidates are already became winner without cast of a single vote. In the remaining 145 seats, few candidates will able to go their area and campaign in the election, there will be little or no competitive election in the absence of major opposition party candidate.People’s participation in the election on 5th January will reduced to 10-15% of the total voters. (more…)

An Election of Farce and Fun December 18, 2013

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154 candidates of out of 300 seats in Bangladesh Parliament have  already been elected before a single vote was cast. The election will be held on 5th January 2014 as scheduled by the Election Commission, the result is unprecedented in the history of elections in Bangladesh and in the world.Major opposition party BNP and most other political parties threat to boycott the election if the election is not held under a neutral (caretaker) government. Earlier the present government amended the constitution and empowered the Prime Minister to remain as head of the state during the election period with the cabinet existing and parliament running. (more…)

India in Bangladesh Election December 16, 2013

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SujathaSingh in Bangladesh

Ssujatha Singh in Bangladesh

How deeply India feels concern about Bangladesh Election is reflected by the recent visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh to Bangladesh at the height of pre-election tempo in the country. She met PM Sk. Hasina, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia , Jatiya Party President HM Ershad and others. (more…)

Ershad Drama December 15, 2013

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Ershad-1A  thrilling political Drama is currently in stage circling Jatiya Party President SM Ershad. He is taken away from his house on the night of 12th December 2013 by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). our elite force. RAB explained that Ershad was taken to CMH (Combined Military Hospital) as he felt ill. (more…)

Kader Mollah is hanged December 13, 2013

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Kader Mollah 2Jamaat-e-Islami leader Kader Mollah, a war crime convict is hanged at 10.01 PM on 12.12.2013 ending intense waiting by the countrymen once his death sentence was declared a few days back.Countrymen also witnessed a judicial drama at the last 48 hours of his death. (more…)

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