Bangladesh cabinet ministers resign

Bangladeshi cabinet ministers have resigned in an attempt to pave the way for an all-party interim cabinet to supervise the upcoming parliament election.

Bangladesh cabinet ministers resign

World Bulletin / News Desk

All members of the Bangladeshi cabinet on Monday submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who accepted the resignations.

The move is thought to be an attempt to pave the way for an all-party interim cabinet to supervise the upcoming parliament election.

Under the country's recently amended constitution, elections must be held before the outgoing parliament ends its tenure on January 24.

The 18-party opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former premier Khaleda Zia insists on the formation of a non-partisan caretaker government to hold and supervise the elections.

The opposition launched on Sunday a four-day general strike to press for its demand.

Sheikh Hasina continues to reject the opposition demand, instead proposing an all-party poll-time interim government.

It is not immediately clear whether the resignations of the cabinet ministers would help break the stalemate.

Last Mod: 11 Kasım 2013, 10:20
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