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Low voter turnout mar Dhaka North and South City elections

Low turnout of voters has marred the charm of the just concluded elections of the two city corporations at Dhaka’s North and South. Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has remarked that the actual voter presence in the just concluded elections would be less than 30 percent. Election commissioner Mahbub Talukdar has said that the voter turnout will be less ... Read More »

It’s time for feminism at the European elections

by Carmen Calvo, Helena Dalli and Franziska Giffey As the polls open for the European Parliament elections, three gender-equality ministers and state secretaries put feminism at the top of the electoral agenda. The European election campaign has been in full swing. A lot is at stake—not just the composition of the European Parliament, but the soul of Europe. Socialists and ... Read More »

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Jerusalem, May 17 (AP/UNB) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that the tech giant had purged 65 Israeli accounts, 161 pages, dozens of groups and four ... Read More »

Upazila Parishad fifth phase elections June 18

Dhaka, May 9 – The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday announced the schedule for holding elections to 16 Upazila Parishads of 14 districts in the fifth and the last phase of the Upazila Parishad Election on June 18. According to the election schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is May 21, while the date for scrutiny of nomination ... Read More »

Dhaka University student-union elections March 11

Dhaka, Feb 11 – The elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) and its hall unions for 25 posts will be held on March 11. Chief Returning Officer Prof Mahfuzur Rahman announced the schedule of the election at 10:40 am at Nawab Nabab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on Monday. The voting will continue from 8 am to 2pm inside ... Read More »

Tofail for holding students’ union elections in all universities

Dhaka, Jan 25 (UNB) – Awami League (AL) Advisory Council member Tofail Ahmed on Friday gave emphasis on holding elections to the students union of all the universities and colleges of the country. Tofail, a former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Student’s Union (DUCSU), came up with the remark while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion programme organized ... Read More »

European Parliament elections: prospects for the left?

The European left is going through a crisis. In an insightful article, ‘What happened to Europe’s left?’, Jan Rovny explains that the various political defeats of social-democratic parties—in France, Germany, Italy, Holland, the Czech Republic and Greece—stem from shifting their focus to the new middle classes, letting the ‘precariat’ fall for nationalist protectionism. For Rovny, the political sphere is crystallising ... Read More »

Climate of repression marks upcoming elections in Fiji

By Josef Benedict Johannesburg, (IPS) – Powdery white beaches. Crystal clear turquoise water. Palm trees swaying in the breeze. This is the postcard picture of paradise that comes to mind when tourists think of Fiji. But for many citizens of the South Pacific’s largest island nation, and its media, the reality is anything but blissful. Read More »