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Mapping Bangladesh’s Political Crisis

Asia Report N°264, 9 February 2015

 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists shout slogans during a rally in Dhaka January 20, 2014.

Violence continues to plague the aftermath of Bangladesh’s deeply contested January 2014 elections. The country’s two main post-independence parties must turn back from a political dead end that is doing long-term damage to them both, negotiate a return to democratic rules and work towards a new all-party cabinet to oversee new elections.

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