2008 Mission Report: Bangladesh General Election

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ANFREL's mission to observe the 9th Parliamentary Elections to the (Jatiyo Sangsad) in Bengali or (House of the Nation) in English took place from 21 November 2008 to 6 January 2009. A total of 74 international observers from 18 countries were deployed to the six divisions of Bangladesh. During the mission, ANFREL worked closely with its local members the Election Working Group (EWG), Fair Election Movement Association (FEMA) and Odhikar. This report covers the pre-election period, Election Day, post-election period and recommendations for electoral reforms based on ANFREL's observation.


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