Monday, May 30, 2005

ANALYSIS: Democracy in Bangladesh Can Overcome Challenges

Democracy in Bangladesh is facing problems but these problems are not insurmountable. Here, one cannot ignore the strength of the democratic forces in this country. Its multiparty political environment includes nationalists, leftists, communists, islamists, rightists, centralists etc. etc. The elected ruling parties normally come from centre-leftists and nationalist groups. These political parties developed over a period of last three to four decades are functioning with their public support base. Further, elections during recent years show that female voters are participating in more and more numbers and the voters in general are becoming more and more conscious about their rights. Local and economic topics impacting their cost of living are the main issues for the voters now.

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