ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BANGLADESH- Opposition Parties Failure

ECONCMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY BANGLADESH Opposition Parties' Failure (By a Special Correspondent) THE history of the movement against the present military government in Bangladesh looks too much like a series of missed opportunities by the opposition political parties. Today few people would still believe that the two oppostion fronts are determined to challenge martial law. They may even not constitute a serious threat in the December elections. Ershad has a fair chance in the presidential elections as it is unlikely that the two fronts will agree on a single candidate. The parties have a better chance in the parliamentary elections which will be held first, but their image has been damaged even further recently, with several prominent Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) figures joining the military government as ministers. Whether the parties will participate in the December elections is not yet certain, especially if martial law is not lifted before hand.

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