December 24, 2008

Election Express

The Asia Foundation is covering Bangladesh Election:

Bangladesh just lifted its long-standing emergency rule, giving candidates freedom to campaign for the Dec. 29 parliamentary elections. Home to 150 million people, Bangladesh has been a parliamentary democracy since 1991, when a pro-democracy movement ended the country's latest military regime. The Asia Foundation is partnering with the Election Working Group (EWG) on election observation, voter education, and electoral reform advocacy. EWG will deploy 178,000 domestic observers across Bangladesh to help ensure free and fair elections.

We're also working closely with renowned Bangladeshi journalist Ashraf Kaiser. Watch the resulting film Election Season '08: Bangladesh.


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