… will be rigged.
AL allowed fair elections in most municipalities because it thought it would win them. Even after BNP did so well in the initial stages of the municipal elections, AL didn’t rig them because it wanted to show that it can be trusted with free and fair elections. How else will it do away with the caretaker system?
But the mask came off on the last day, when it rigged Noakhali. AL just couldn’t handle the truth that it was no longer all that popular. And the same dynamic will come to play tomorrow. Official results will show that AL wins these seats by a bigger margin than it did in 2008. Unofficially, it will be 1973 all over again.
AL need not worry about getting rid of the caretaker system. It has Khairul Haque.