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Lessons of Bangladesh Elections

S W R de A Samarasinghe The February elections in Bangladesh were perhaps the most peaceful in south Asia in a long time. And even more importantly, they were, as all the various observer groups noted, also free and fair which in the circumstances was a remarkable achievement for the country's interim government.

Sri Lanka s Presidential Elections

S W R de A Samarasinghe The December 1988 presidential election was the most violent in Sri Lanka's history; it also witnessed the lowest ever poll. To what extent was the outcome of the election influenced by the violence and the low poll? And what do the trends visible in the presidential election presage for the parliamentary election due next month?
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