New Election Commissioner
Making some overdue changes in the Election Commission (EC), the Bangladesh government has appointed a new Chief Election Commissioner and four commissioners. This is supposed to be one of the major developments made by the existing government in terms of addressing political concerns that have been raised by the opposition parties, including some members of the Awami League (AL). Quite a delayed move by the government, the appointment of a new Chief Election Commissioner is a welcome step and the people of Bangladesh are expecting a lot from the new election chief whose primary responsibility is to hold free and fair elections in the country. Considering the manner in which previous general elections were held, it is of utmost importance for the commission to ensure fair and participative elections, giving equal opportunity to all major and small political parties of the country.