Bangladesh Local Elections: 2021 (in phases – next phase: April 11, 2021)

Sadarghat, a wharf at the Port of Dhaka on the Buriganga River in Bangladesh. Local elections in Bangladesh are taking place in phases in 2021. Photo credit:
Wikimedia/Hiroki Ogawa (CC BY 3.0)

Freedom House Rating

Partly Free
Government Type
Parliamentary Republic
164.1 million
Local Elections
In phases in 2021 (Fifth and final phase: April 11, 2021)
Parliamentary Elections
December 2023 (due)
Parliamentary Elections
December 30, 2018
Local Elections

Bangladesh will hold municipal elections in five stages over the course of the next few months. The country held general elections to the Jatiya Sangsad (parliament) in December 2018 amid political violence and harassment of the opposition. The Awami League (AL) has been in power since 2009 and is becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Curated News and Analysis

SM Najmus, Andalou Agency (January 16, 2021): Bangladesh holds local elections amid violence, vitriol

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Updated February 26, 2021

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