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  List of political parties in Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bangladesh has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of another party.
However, though the center-left pervy League and center-right BNP dominated Bangladesh politics for a long time, currently both are heading coalitions of like minded parties with the AL leading the secular and liberal elements while BNP is rallying the Islamist fundamentalist parties.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Bangladesh   (186 words)

 Bangladesh Assessment 2006
While the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) nomination of former Chief Justice K.M. Hassan was not acceptable to the Awami League (AL)-led 14 party alliance, the BNP rejected the candidature of both Justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury and Justice Hamidul Haque, as proposed by the AL.
Bangladesh's development partners rounded off a meeting at the Watergate Hotel in Washington on February 25, 2005, with an expression of concern regarding deteriorating governance, and deciding to keep a close watch on how the Government tackles the rise of fundamentalist militancy and improves the overall scenario of governance.
The Islamist parties in the ruling coalition Government, known to be the force behind the rise of the militant outfits, were found to be opposing the anti-militancy operations launched by the Government.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/countries/bangladesh/index.htm   (3593 words)

 Political Violence
Political parties should hold their own cadres accountable for acts of political violence and take concrete steps to end such acts by immediately and permanently disarming their student and youth wings and bring to justice members known to have participated in acts of murder, assault, arson, intimidation, destruction of property and other crimes.
Political parties should desist from engaging in violent acts of political protest that contravene the Declaration of Minimum Humanitarian Standards, endorsed by the U.N. Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities in October 1994, and Bangladesh law.
Unless all the political parties commit themselves to holding their supporters and organized cadres accountable for acts of violence and intimidation in the run-up to and after the elections, the potential for renewed politically motivated violence remains strong.
www.hrw.org /reports/1996/BANGLA.htm   (14120 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 495   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A political party intending to register itself with the EC shall submit an application signed by its president or secretary or persons holding equivalent status in the party to the secretary to the EC.
The application shall be accompanied by a copy of the constitution of the party, which shall contain a specific provision to the effect that the party shall bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of Bangladesh and it shall uphold the sovereignty, unity and integrity of Bangladesh.
To conclude, unless and until the registration of political parties with the EC is made mandatory, the list of political parties may continue to swell which, according to many, may not be conducive to the successful functioning of parliamentary democracy in the country.
www.thedailystar.net /2005/10/16/d51016020323.htm   (1184 words)

 Bangladesh Assessment 2000
All leading political parties in Bangladesh are alleged to have connections with the underworld network of arms.
According to one list compiled by the police, the names of influential political leaders and activists figure prominently among those who they suspect of the possession of illegal arms.
It has become a common practice for the political parties to settle differences by calling for demonstrations and nation-wide general strikes, and most political parties rely heavily on their armed cadres to make these demonstrations successful.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/countries/bangladesh/assesment2000.html   (1606 words)

 Bangladesh: Opposition Struggles for Political Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The opposition parties have also called for imposing a ban on using religion as a tool of election campaign and safeguarding the rights of the minorities and women in casting votes.
For the law minister of Bangladesh the issue of caretaker government is a settled one and forms one of the basics of constitution.
Bangladesh is a country that is known for hartals (strikes).
www.saag.org /\papers14\paper1378.html   (1750 words)

 Bangladeshinfo.com : The Leading Portal of Bangladesh
At this stage, the major political parties are entangled in such a tussle, which even they themselves do not afford to do, let alone the cost that the nation has to pay for the party leaders' petty personal ego-centric duel.
Perhaps, the parties in Bangladesh do not know their role as parliamentary opposition parties since they eye only on power and put their all efforts either to go to power or to cling to it.
The parties are facing them as belligerents and it is difficult to say where the nation is heading for under their leadership lacking a clear sense of direction for the future.
www.bangladeshinfo.com /news/analysis10.php   (642 words)

 OpinionEditorials.com — Bangladesh: Time for Some Housekeeping - Novak
Bangladesh is a young democracy in the hands of immature parties.
Political polarization is caused in part by 'the personal animosity between Hasina, the daughter of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Zia, the widow of a former military ruler allegedly complicit in Mujibur's assassination,' according to the CIA World Fact Book.
The acceptance of political violence as a trade off for parliamentary votes is among the most fundamental betrayals of the party politics.
www.opinioneditorials.com /freedomwriters/jnovak_20050227.html   (1395 words)

 Bangladesh - Global Voices
Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world.
Bangladesh is ethnically homogenous, with Bengalis comprising 98% of the population.
Bangladesh face the challenge to negate the prejudices against it by the media by portraying the right image of Bangladesh and stride forward towards self sufficiency in cooperation with other countries of the world.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /wiki/index.php/Bangladesh   (460 words)

 Bangladesh: New base of terror?
It seems that Bangladesh like Pakistan, (which under similar United States pressures refuses to export natural gas to India) is vulnerable to political pressures, especially from Islamic fundamentalists parties to refrain from economic interactions with India, despite the sizeable financial losses to their respective national exchequers.
Bangladesh today also seems to be getting overtaken by Islamic fundamentalist parties, which do not portend well for the future of good relations with India.
Commenting on political turbulence in Bangladesh, a Bangladesh defence analyst, Brigadier General Jahangir Kabir (Retd) in an editorial opinion in the “The Daily Star”” entitled “Policies of April 30 and Beyond” (May 03, 2004) had commented that the “Jammat-e-Islami is the real winner in the current situation.
www.kashmirtelegraph.com /0504/eight.htm   (1606 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Khan said Bangladesh was not a source of terrorism and its placement on the immigration list was unjustified.
"Bangladesh is recognized as a moderate, tolerant and practicing democracy with religious harmony committed to the fight against terrorism in all its kinds and forms," he said.
The former Prime Minister said during her rule, the image of Bangladesh was redeemed abroad through signing the CHT peace accord that resulted in an end to tribal insurgency and surrender of arms, which is “rare in world history”.
www.islamonline.net /english/news/2003-01/18/article08.shtml   (841 words)

 USD: Poli Sci/IR: Political Science Major
The politics of ocean regulation are examined with particular attention to law of the sea negotiations.
This course examines the development of the political institutions and culture of Russia since the collapse of Communism, with a focus on the role of the Presidency, the Parliament, political parties, and the public in shaping the life of the Russian Federation.
The primary focus is on the breakdown of the dominant party system in the late twentieth century and the subsequent recalibration of executive-legislative relations, decentralization of power and emergence of democratic political culture and competition.
www.sandiego.edu /polisci/poliscimajor.php   (3388 words)

 Enhancing accountability of the political parties
Given the present day stand of the political parties of Bangladesh on terrorism, it appears inter alia: the parties, as appropriate, are planning to make terrorism an election issue; and the war on terror in Bangladesh suffers from, for example, inadequate collective, as well as coordinated strategies and efforts at the local and national levels.
Further, it appears some of the parties have taken the matter concerning terrorism to the street without considering and harnessing, in a proper manner, the existing and potential opportunities for strengthening Bangladesh's effort towards identifying and prosecuting the accused party-ies and person-s in a more result-oriented manner.
Although the AFDC is not an unusual phenomenon in a transitional democracy but its costs (used in a wider sense) may vary from country to country depending on factors such as, the lead-time for the democracy to take a firm root in a given country.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/exec/view.cgi/44/25092   (832 words)

 People's Daily Online -- UN special envoy asks Bangladeshi political parties to resolve differences over elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
UN special envoy Craig Jenness termed the present situation in Bangladesh worrying and asked political parties to resolve their differences over the election through dialogue in a spirit of compromise.
Asked whether the results would be acceptable to the international community if all parties could not participate in the elections, Jenness said he believes all political parties would participate in the elections.
Asked if he thinks political parties are willing to sit for dialogue, the envoy said he has encouraged the political parties he met during his stay to resolve their differences through dialogue.
english.people.com.cn /200612/01/eng20061201_327356.html   (543 words)

 Bangladesh’s Troubling Feud - Council on Foreign Relations
A longstanding, bitter rivalry between the two main political parties in Bangladesh has led to widespread unrest (Australian), leaving a country typically perceived as a moderate Muslim democracy in a state of chaos.
The political crisis threatens to roll back modest reforms in a country still riven by poverty and corruption.
Faced with a political crisis and the demands of the opposition party, the caretaker government may not be able to hold parliamentary elections by January, leaving Bangladesh “saddled with an ‘unconstitutional government,’” says Sanjay Bhardwaj in an article for New Delhi’s Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.
www.cfr.org /publication/12099/bangladeshs_troubling_feud.html   (824 words)

 Political Affairs Magazine - Bangladesh: Garment Workers Unite for Struggle
The leaders of the garment workers stated that the responsibility for the tragic deaths lies with the greed of garment factory owners who, in connivance with government officials, are bent on making super profits by cutting down on safety measures and reducing even the minimum benefits entitled to workers by law.
It called upon all workers and mass organizations, political parties, professionals, intellectuals, and humanitarian organizations, both national and international, to strengthen in every possible way the movement to save the lives and livelihood of the garment workers of Bangladesh.
Ninety percent of the garment workers in Bangladesh walked out of their factories and organized huge demonstrations across the country in response to the united call of 16 garment workers’ organizations.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/3123/1/160   (924 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Bangladesh tops most corrupt list
Bangladesh has been ranked as the most corrupt country on earth in the latest list of corrupt nations published by Transparency International.
Corruption is widespread in Bangladesh and is a hot political and controversial issue and feuding political parties often charge each other with being corrupt.
This list is quite controversial in Bangladesh and government ministers have dismissed the index in the past on the grounds that perceptions do not necessarily mean that it is true.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/4353334.stm   (338 words)

 Full Coverage: Bangladesh in turmoil as election ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DHAKA - Hopes for an end to pre-election turmoil in Bangladesh dimmed on Wednesday as rival political groups again took to the streets and the country's legal system was virtually paralysed by...
Hopes for an end to pre-election turmoil in Bangladesh dimmed on Wednesday as rival political groups again took to the streets and the country's legal system was virtually paralysed by feuding lawyers.
Bangladesh's main opposition yesterday threatened to continue protests with 2 million supporters from Sunday unless their demands for electoral reforms ahead of next month's elections were met.
www.topix.net /world/bangladesh?full=2f5270b944   (140 words)

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www.gksoft.com /govt/en/parties.html   (2433 words)

 Political acrimony taxes Bangladesh's economy | csmonitor.com
And yet political wrangling over this document is now driving his wife and children, and millions of Bangladesh's poor, to starvation and despair.
Bangladesh may also fall short of its economic growth projections of 6.2 percent for this year, economists say.
Sheikh Hasina, who heads the Awami League, inherited her party position from her father, Bangladesh's founder and president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was killed along with most members of his family in a military coup in 1975.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1128/p25s01-wosc.html   (1438 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Bangladesh election officials name poll date despite demands they resign
DHAKA, BangladeshBangladesh will hold general elections on Jan. 21, the election commission said Monday, as thousands of protesters rallied in the capital to demand that the commissioners resign.
The protesters gathered in central Dhaka to press for electoral reforms and the resignation of three-member commission, charging that it is biased in favor of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
The demonstrators are part of an alliance of 14 opposition political parties, led by Zia's main rival, former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20061127-2000-bangladesh.html   (583 words)

 Bangladesh president meets political rivals in efforts to end standoff - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
DHAKA, Bangladesh: Bangladesh interim leader President Iajuddin Ahmed met with a former prime minister and her archrival on Saturday to discuss how to end a political standoff that is threatening elections due in January, party spokesmen said.
Jalil said Hasina urged the president to make changes in the election commission and a voter list — saying both are biased toward Zia's party — so that the January polls can be held in a free and fair manner.
Bangladesh has recently witnessed a series of violent street protests, organized by Hasina's alliance, to demand electoral reform and urging Ahmed to resign as chief of the interim government charged with running the country until the elections.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/12/02/asia/AS_GEN_Bangladesh.php   (794 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 890   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The European Commission (EC) feels that the political parties of Bangladesh should play their due role in preparing the field for holding a free and fair election.
Dr Stefan Frowein, head of the delegation of the EC to Bangladesh, made the observations yesterday at the opening ceremony of a two-day workshop on political parties and people's representation at Spectra Convention Centre in the city.
Frowein termed the recurrent parliament boycotts by the major political parties and street violence as the 'significant difficulties' in the country's political party system, which he feels hinder proper inter-party dialogues.
www.thedailystar.net /2006/11/28/d61128011913.htm   (530 words)

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 List of political parties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a list of political parties around the world in the form of a table including links to the lists of political parties in the countries and entities listed in the list of countries, showing which party system is dominant in each country.
A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections.
Individual parties are properly listed in separate articles under each nation.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/List_of_political_parties   (218 words)

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