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Pauline Njoroge Chosen as One of Ten International Observers for Bangladesh Elections

Pauline Njoroge Chosen as One of Ten International Observers for Bangladesh Elections

Pauline Njoroge, the Deputy Organising Secretary of the Jubilee Party, has traveled abroad to Bangladesh. She’s joined a group of election observers chosen to oversee the upcoming January 7th elections in the country.

Njoroge was chosen as one of nine experts from various nations to join the Commonwealth Expert Team (CET).

The group, headed by ex-Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, was selected by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in response to the Bangladesh Election Commission’s request.

According to a report from digital strategist Wahome Thuku, CET plans to engage with diverse entities including political parties, law enforcement, and civil society groups in preparation for the upcoming elections.

The Commonwealth Secretariat sometimes selects prominent individuals from particular sectors and its member countries to serve as election monitors.

Njoroge is well-known in the digital media sphere and serves as a communications specialist for multiple organizations.

She also holds the position of Deputy National Organizing Secretary within the previous governing party, Jubilee, led by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Bangladesh is set to conduct its 12th election since gaining independence from Pakistan in 1971.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has held office since 2009, is anticipated to maintain her position in an upcoming election that is forecasted to be overshadowed by controversy.

Hasina, from the ruling Awami League, serves as the tenth Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She is also the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father and initial President of Bangladesh.

It appears highly likely that she will secure a fourth consecutive term in parliament, as international media outlets have stated that the primary opposing parties intend to skip the election due to the imprisonment of their leaders.

The BNP, the opposition party in Bangladesh, claimed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina might not conduct an impartial election because she was determined to stay in power using any available method.

“Democracy is dead in Bangladesh… what we are going to see in January is a fake election,” Abdul Moyeen Khan, a top opposition leader, told UK’s BBC.

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon Bruce Golding who is set to preside over the Commonwealth Expert Team (CET) overseeing Bangladesh elections from January 7

Pauline Njoroge Chosen as One of Ten International Observers for Bangladesh Elections

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