Bangladesh Elections 2007

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CEC, ECs should resign immediately: Nagorik Committee demands electoral, political reforms

Posted by Nirbachon on July 17, 2006

Leaders of the Nagorik Committee 2006 yesterday said they were neither rival nor alternative to political parties. Rather, the Committee was formed to help political parties and politics overcome ills that were weakening them and the nation every day, they added.

However, they said there was difference between the two�the political parties only want electoral reforms while the Nagorik Committee wants both electoral and political reforms. The electoral reforms would not yield any result if it was not accompanied with political reforms, they said.

They claimed that the Nagorik Committee had no relation with any foreign country or agency and was not funded by any alien organisation.

They said they would meet the leaders of the two major parties�the ruling BNP and the main opposition Awami League (AL)�to exchange views with them and hand over the Committee�s recommendations on political and electoral reforms.

The New Nation article


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Remove CEC or feel the heat of Dhaka Siege: Abdul Jalil

Posted by Nirbachon on June 2, 2006

Remove CEC or feel the heat of Dhaka Siege: Abdul Jalil

Reiterating their demand for removal of the partisan Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz by immediately summoning the Supreme Judicial Council, Awami League General Secretary Abdul Jalil MP has warned that otherwise Dhaka City will be isolated from the rest of the country through their Dhaka Siege Program scheduled for June 11.

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No, no, an emphatic no

Posted by Nirbachon on May 22, 2006

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz yesterday brushed aside the allegation of the Election Commission's (EC) failure to make a flawless voter list.

"There is no failure to prepare the voter list and the answer is no, no, an emphatic no," he said when a reporter asked him if he would resign admitting the "failure."

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Bangladesh CEC not to resign

Posted by Nirbachon on May 22, 2006

Bangladesh Chief Election Commissioner, Justice MA Aziz, has said "no" to widespread demands for his resignation on charges that voter lists were "fake".

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Voter list will be corrected, newsmen role praised: CEC rejects possibility of resignation

Posted by Nirbachon on May 22, 2006

Chief Election Commissioner Justice MA Aziz yesterday dismissed any possibility of his resignation taking the responsibility for his failure and lapses in irregularities in the process of listing draft voter lists for the next general election.

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