Voting taking place smoothly: foreign observers

DHAKA, A team of foreign and local election observers said voting in the 11th parliamentary polls today was taking place smoothly and peacefully and everyone is getting access to polling stations.

Everybody is getting access to their polling stations and able to cast

their ballot. All of the poll officials are doing a great job maintaining

order, said Tania Foster, observer from Canada.

She was talking to journalists at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College

polling centre this morning.

The team includes five foreign election observers from Canada, India and

Nepal, and three local observers visited polling centres in the capital in

the morning.

Tania Foster said she visited five centres so far and a number of polling

booths. Everything that I have observed to this point has demonstrated that

the voters are feeling empowered and enthusiastic about being able to come

and vote, she said.

Observer Dr Gautom Ghosh of India said, Voting going on very

spontaneously. There is complete peace and I feel everything is good till

now.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)