The Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh, 12 June 1996

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.



The Poll and Count

We were able to visit 105 polling centres (including some that were deemed to be in high risk areas) in 31 constituencies throughout Bangladesh, in all of the six Divisions into which the country is divided. We were also able to observe the counting of votes in ten centres. All presiding and law enforcement officers were exceptionally co-operative with us, and greatly facilitated our work.


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