Bangladesh's interim president, Iajuddin Ahmed, has announced that the controversial chief election commissioner has agreed to go on a leave of absence to help resolve the nation's political crisis.
In a televised speech late Wednesday, Ahmed said Commissioner M.A. Aziz will be going on a three-month leave. Aziz bowed to pressure after widespread protests by the opposition, which accused him of seeking to rig national elections in January.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.