Bangladesh: Elections

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Spokesperson in the Lords (Civil Liberties), Home Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords (Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What information they have received from the Government of Bangladesh about the planned date of the elections.

Photo of Lord Triesman Lord Triesman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The caretaker Government of Bangladesh have made no commitment to a specific date for elections. We have encouraged the caretaker Government to make a public commitment to a roadmap for holding elections, which we believe would be in the best interests of the country and its people.

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