Bangladesh Delays General Elections By A Week To December 30


Bangladesh will defer general elections by a week, to December 30, a top election official said on Monday (12), partially meeting demands from several opposition parties for more time to prepare. After the poll was set last week for December 23, an opposition alliance that includes the key Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) vowed to fight the election despite the rejection of its demands by the ruling Awami League. “At the request of several political parties, the date of the general election is deferred by a week to December 30,” KM Nurul Huda, the chief election commissioner, said in Dhaka, the…

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