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Print edition : August 09, 2013

A BNP rally in Dhaka on June 12 demanding elections under a caretaker government. Photo: AFP

Protesters at Shahbagh Square, Dhaka, in February against the killing of their blogger-leader. Photo: ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

A protest by the Islamists in Dhaka during a nationwide strike on February 24 against the war crimes trials. Photo: A.M. Ahad/A.P.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Her Awami League-led alliance is against elections under a caretaker government. Photo: Mark Lennihan/A.P.

Begum Khaleda Zia, BNP chief. Her party supported by the Islamists wants to foil the war crimes trials. Photo: V.V.Krishnan

The ruling Awami League would do well to analyse the drubbing it received in the recent corporation elections and take corrective steps if it wants to best the Islamists in the next general election.
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