Bangladesh election commissioner resigns under pressure Katerina Ossenova at 8:54 AM ET
[JURIST] The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of the Bangladesh Election Commission (EC) [official website] resigned Monday as a controversial election threatens to undermine the political stability of the country. CEC MA Aziz voluntarily took a three-month leave of absence in order to resolve a political deadlock over the status and membership of the Commission. Most of Aziz's five deputies are expected to resign and the newly-appointed interim government charged with leading the country in the run-up to a national poll plans to appoint a new CEC within the next few days. The calls of resignation came from a 14-party coalition led by the Awami League (AL) [official website], which had demanded a flawless voter list before elections take place.
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