28 April 2008
Restoring Democracy in Bangladesh
This report examines the development of Bangladesh since the military installed a caretaker government (CTG) in January 2007, known as the "quiet coup." It assesses the CTG's progress toward its stated goal of holding credible elections and examines the major political actors' agenda. Furthermore, it looks at the impact of the extended period of emergency rule and highlights the need for a restoration of democracy. The paper states that the two parties most likely to lead the next government have shown little readiness to initiate internal reforms necessary to sustain democracy in the long run.
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The paper features a map of Bangladesh.