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Elections will be held in 2024 in other South Asian countries

Patrick D Costa

Voting for the twelfth parliamentary election of Bangladesh is over.

Voting for the twelfth parliamentary election of Bangladesh is over. The current 2024 elections will be held in 3 more South Asian countries. These countries are Bhutan, India and Pakistan.

Bhutan, the last country in South Asia to enter democratic governance, will hold parliamentary elections two days after Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections — on January 9. 15 years ago today, the democratic governance in the country started in Bhutan. Before that there was a monarchy in the country.

5 political parties of the country will participate in the election that will be held in Bhutan on January 9. These parties are Druk Nyamrup Shogpa (DNT), People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Druk Phuensum Shogpa (DPT) and Druk Thandrel Shogpa (DTTP). The political party that gets the most votes among these five parties will be in power in the government; And the party with the second highest votes will be the main opposition party.

The Parliament of Bhutan is bicameral. The lower house National Council will vote on January 9. Total seats of this room are 47.

Although there are not many women candidates in this election, the government of Bhutan expects that more women will exercise their voting rights than in the previous elections.

The 16th election of the National Assembly, the lower house of Pakistan’s parliament, will be held on February 8. Although almost all the parties of the country participated in the election, the main competition will be between 7 parties. These parties are Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan, Jamiat Ulema Islam Fazal, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jamaat-e-Islami.

According to the updated list of Election Commission of Pakistan, 12 crore 85 lakh voters will vote on February 8. However, the country’s civil society and various civil groups complain that the number mentioned in the election commission’s voter list is at least one and a half million less than the actual number of voters. Most of the voters excluded from the list are women voters.

Elections to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, will also be held in the current year 2024. However, Election Commission of India has not yet announced the date of polling. It is assumed that the BJP government currently ruling the country will win the next election as well. But in this case, they will face the biggest challenge in the southern states. At the moment there is no BJP-led government in any state in South India.

According to political analysts, this year’s elections can have a special impact on the regional politics of South Asia and restructure it in some areas.

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