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Local government elections: empowering the people June 30, 2008

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, ELECTION, GOVERNANCE, local government, POLITICS.
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Preparation is underway for local government elections in Bangladesh. Election Commission has declared its intension, the Government has endorsed it and the local people has accepted it.

The response of the major political parties was initially negative, and then AL changed its stand and decided to participate in the local government elections in its last Working Committee meeting.

Local government election is by essence non-political election. The election is based on local problems and aim at development of local areas. The candidate should be judged on their commitment to the local area, their competency and integrity of their character. The party affiliation should not play a major role in choice of local candidates by the people. (more…)