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Bangladesh's Election Commission Postpones January Election Date by 2 Days


Bangladesh's election commission has postponed national elections due in January by two days, in response to demands for a delay by the country's opposition alliance.

The commission says it will now hold the elections on January 23rd. The polls were originally scheduled for January 21st.

It is not clear if the new date will satisfy Bangladesh's 14-party opposition alliance, which wants the election to be delayed until reforms have been carried out to ensure a free and fair process.

Under Bangladesh's constitution, elections must be held within 90 days of a government completing its term in office, a period that expires on January 25th.

Matiur Rahman Choudhury has more on the story.

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