Bangladesh votes in rural council elections amid fear of violence

Bangladesh votes in rural council elections amid fear of violence

Bangladesh votes in rural council elections amid fear of violence

Aljazeera says Bangladesh is holding village council elections that are certain to further consolidate the ruling party’s power but have raised concerns about the state of democracy in the South Asian nation.

The largest opposition party is boycotting the polls being held on Thursday, saying a skewed political atmosphere is preventing fair participation.

Widespread allegations of misconduct were made over the last two national elections, and political violence has marred past votes in Bangladesh, particularly for the rural councils.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/11/bangladesh-rural-council-elections-violence-opposition-boycott


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