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Bangladeshi Interim Govt. Asks for More Time to Prove Impartiality


Bangladesh's interim government is appealing for more time to prove that it can hold impartial elections as an opposition party threatens fresh protests.

The main opposition Awami League warned on Thursday that it will organize street protests if the caretaker government fails to show major signs of impartiality by Friday.

Opposition leaders say they want dismissal of the country's chief election commissioner, M.A. Aziz. They accuse him of bias toward the outgoing government of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.

The commissioner has refused to step down, saying he is doing everything in line with the constitution.

The caretaker government has 90 days to hold the elections, tentatively scheduled for January.

Amir Khasru has more on the story.

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