Can Bangladesh’s opposition unseat the prime minister? | Inside Story

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been in and out of power for decades.
But tens of thousands of opposition supporters have joined protests in the capital Dhaka, demanding her resignation.
They’re calling for a caretaker administration.
They accuse the governing Awami League party of intimidation and vote rigging in previous elections.
Hasina’s long-time rival is former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
She says the government cannot be trusted to oversee free and fair elections early next year.
So, what does this mean for democracy in Bangladesh?

Presenter: Cyril Vanier


Selim Altaf George – MP for the governing Awami League party.

Muktadir Rashid, Investigative Journalist who writes for the English-language newspaper: New Age.

Rumeen Farhana, Former MP and Party Whip for the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party or BNP.

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