Update December 31, 2018

Dhaka 11-23 pm, 14-August, 2020

Observers find national election free, fair

Mirajul Moin Joy

A group of foreign and local observers on Monday termed the just-held national election a free and fair that maintained the international standards.

They said voters could cast their votes without any fear and in a very festive mood.

The observers appreciated the role of the Bangladesh Election Commission for holding a peaceful election.

They, however, said they are saddened at the loss of lives outside Dhaka mentioning that they feel assured that the EC will investigate the incidents.

Executive Director of Election Monitoring Forum and Secretary General of Saarc Human Rights Foundation M Abed Ali, Canadian observer Tania Foster and Indian observer Dr Gautom Ghosh, among others, spoke.

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