Anne Main writes for The Times

19th December 2018

Bangladesh will go to the polls on December 30 for the first fully contested election in ten years. The 2014 vote was marred by controversy and was not contested by the main opposition party, the Bangladesh National Party (BNP).

The people of Bangladesh deserve an open, free and fair election and the UK government, alongside international partners, must do everything it can to make that a reality.
Corruption continues to be an issue. There is a worrying trend of winning parties taking politically motivated legal actions against those that contested them at previous elections...

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