The people have spoken. As in the 2008 general elections in
The election of a new assembly also will put an end to a rather protracted political impasse in
Particularly striking about this outcome is also the new image that the Awami League – and Sheikh Hasina – has been able to cultivate; one that apparently focused on a message that appealed to young voters in order to build a progressive
Perhaps this renewed commitment to listening to the will of the people will translate into some genuine economic renewal in Bangladesh – a country, as we all in Malaysia know too well, is teeming with a young population in much need of hope and economic opportunity. Perhaps this new dawn is a start – one that at least fosters hope. Only history will tell if this, perhaps not unlike the last Malaysian general election, turns out to be a major turning point in
For now it sure seems to be a major change - somewhat reminiscent of another political tsunami.