Essential Geopolitics: Tensions Rise as Elections Approach in Bangladesh

Jan 5, 2024 | 13:00 GMT


On Jan. 7, Bangladesh will hold general elections, with the ruling Awami League (AL) aiming to clinch a fifth term for Prime Minister Sheik Hasina. The turbulent discourse surrounding these elections will likely persist due to intense political tensions among parties. In this episode of Essential Geopolitics, RANE's South Asia Analyst, Misha Iqbal, explains the political dynamics at play leading up to the ballot in Bangladesh and shares her outlook for potential continued unrest after the elections. 

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