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Bangladesh: Polls on 30th December- the need to be seen to be credible:

Paper No. 6466               Dated 3-Dec-2018

S. Chandrasekharan

The Election Commission of Bangladesh announced the schedule for the National Elections.  While the Polls will be held on 30th December, November 28th was fixed as the deadline for filing nomination papers.  Scrutiny of papers will be on 2nd December and December 9th will be last date for withdrawals.

Bhutan: Votes for a Change in the National Elections:

Paper No. 6446                        Dated 19-Oct-2018
By S. Chandrasekharan
 
In the recently conducted National Elections of October 18, it is learnt that the DNT has come out victorious with 30 out of 47 seats.  Formal official results will be announced by the Election Commission in another two days.
 

Bangladesh: The Election Commission Should not Get Politicised:

Paper No. 6445                       Dated 17-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan.
 
The 11th Jatiya Sangsad Elections are due to take place by the end of this year.  This was the general impression.  But the Election Commission declared that it is yet to fix the dates and announce the poll schedule.  Yet the elections are not far off and the political parties are seen to be getting ready for the polls.
 

Bhutan: Elections- Moving on to Final Phase-Trends:

Paper No. 6435 .         Dated 5-Oct-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

With the elections to the National Assembly less than two weeks away, the two parties-DNT and DPT  that emerged as the two top most vote getters are seen to have finally worked  out their strategy for the final round.

Yet going by the trends, it looks that it will be a very close election and even now it is not easy to make any assessment on the final results.

Bhutan: Gearing up for National Elections

Paper No. 6413 .      Dated 25-Aug-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The Second National Assembly of Bhutan was dissolved in the afternoon of 1st August 2018 as mandated by Article 19 of Bhutan Constitution.

By a Royal Order, an interim government under the leadership of the Chief Justice has been formed with nine Advisers.  In distributing the portfolios, the Chief Justice- now called Chief Adviser has retained the two important  portfolios namely Home and Foreign Affairs.

Bangladesh: Mayoral Election in Khulna City: Its Significance.

Paper  No. 6383                           Dated 2-June-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the run up to the General elections, the Mayoral elections to be held on May 15 in Gazipur and Khulna were taken seriously by the two main parties- the Awami League and the BNP as both felt that it would give them an opportunity to test their strength and popularity.
 
Prestigous Issue for both Parties:
 

Bhutan Goes through Primary Round of National Elections: Update No.97

Note No. 686                    Dated 27-June-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
It should be no surprise that Bhutan went through the primary round of second National Elections on 29th May, without any major incident relating to law and order or any major violation of the election code. 
 
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