Bangladesh Polls 2024 – 11 Crore Voters To Decide Fate Of 1500 Candidates

How 11 Crore Voters And 1500 Candidates Will Shape The Future Of Bangladesh In 2024
Who Will Win The 2024 Bangladesh Polls? A Look At The 11 Crore Voters And 1500 Candidates

The people of Bangladesh are voting today in the 12th parliamentary election, which is seen as a crucial test for democracy in the South Asian nation.

The election pits the ruling Awami League, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, against a united opposition alliance, led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its jailed leader Khaleda Zia.

More than 11 crore voters are eligible to cast their ballots at over 40,000 polling stations across the country.

They will choose from among 1500 candidates, who are vying for 300 seats in the parliament. The remaining 50 seats are reserved for women, who are nominated by political parties.

The election campaign has been marred by violence, allegations of intimidation, and a crackdown on dissent.

The opposition has accused the government of using state machinery to influence the outcome, while the government has denied any wrongdoing and blamed the opposition for instigating unrest. The election commission has also faced criticism for its handling of the polls, especially for deploying the army as a “striking force” to maintain law and order.

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The international community has expressed concern over the credibility and fairness of the election, and urged all parties to ensure a peaceful and inclusive process.

Several foreign observers, including those from the European Union and the Commonwealth, have declined to monitor the polls, citing security and logistical issues. However, some observers from India, China, Japan and other countries are present in the country.

The results of the election are expected to be announced by Monday. The new parliament will convene within 30 days of the polls.

The election is seen as a watershed moment for Bangladesh, which has witnessed several military coups and political turmoil since its independence from Pakistan in 1971. The outcome will determine the future course of the country’s development, stability and relations with its neighbors and the world.

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