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Bangladesh: Elections

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the progress of the caretaker government towards holding free and fair elections in Bangladesh. (211950)

We welcomed the announcement by the Chief Adviser last month that elections will take place in the third week of December. It is vital that those elections are free and fair. We call on all sides now to show a spirit of co-operation and a commitment to ensure that the elections take place on time and with full participation.