La “lenta transizione” verso la democrazia in Bangladesh: profili costituzionali delle ultime elezioni politiche

The “slow transition” towards democracy in Bangladesh: constitutional profiles of the last political elections

  • Luigi Colella

Abstract

The 2018 parliamentary elections in Bangladesh are a fundamental step for the country's constitutional history. For the first time in Bangladesh's contemporary history, the electoral campaign has not offered the historic competition between the two women symbol of national politics (Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina). Today the coalition led by the Awami League party won the elections with a plebiscite majority (288 seats out of 300). However, during the elections, there were strong protests and attacks that led the opposition not to accept the election result; therefore some scholars defined Bangladesh as an "unstable constitutionalism"


Keywords: Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh; Slow democratic transition; Challenges of Bengali constitutionalism; Dysfunctional democracy.
Published
Jan 8, 2020
How to Cite
COLELLA, Luigi. La “lenta transizione” verso la democrazia in Bangladesh: profili costituzionali delle ultime elezioni politiche. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 41, n. 4, jan. 2020. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/823>. Date accessed: 22 may 2022.
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