Politics

Statement following Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections

Channel 1 Los Angeles

January 2, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement about Bangladesh’s 11th parliamentary elections held on December 30, 2018:

“The participation of tens of millions of voters in Bangladesh’s 11th parliamentary elections is a testament to the strong democratic convictions of the Bangladeshi people.

“Canada was one of the first countries to recognize Bangladesh’s independence in 1971, and will continue to work with the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to advance our mutual interests.

“Canada notes the importance of fair elections with a viable opposition, independent democratic institutions and freedom of the press to ensure that citizens are able to partake meaningfully in a strong and healthy democracy.

“While welcoming the increased participation of opposition parties in this election, Canada remains disappointed by credible claims of irregularities exhibited during the campaign and calls on the relevant authorities to work transparently with all parties to address these claims. Canada further extends its sympathy to all citizens and families affected by the violence that has occurred.

“In the transition period leading up to the installation of a new government, Canada calls on all concerned to proceed in a peaceful and lawful manner and to ensure that the rights to freedom of expression and assembly are protected.”

Advertisements

Channel 1 LA was formed to create a high quality functional network that provides quality Bilingual Spanish/English Content originating primarily in the United States, with distribution into the Latino population through modern communications media that currently allows expansion throughout the World

0 comments on “Statement following Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: