Bangladesh PM says polls under her administration

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Posted: Oct 01, 2011 7:39 AM
Bangladesh PM says polls under her administration

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that elections will take place in 2014 despite a boycott threat by opponents who want the government to restore a caretaker system to oversee the poll.

Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia at a mass rally last month criticized the government for abolishing a 15-year-old system under which elections were overseen by independent caretaker administrations after the end of a government's five-year term.

Hasina on Saturday told reporters at a briefing that her administration would not reinstate the system.