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Discussion of regimes which are ostensibly democratic but essentially authoritarian, described as Hybrid Regimes, abounds. Extant studies have analyzed various aspects of these emergent regimes and underscored the importance of elections as a tool in the continuation of the system. However, these studies have seldom examined the mechanisms of the manipulation of the election in detail. This chapter addresses this gap and employs the framework in analyzing the 2018 parliamentary election in Bangladesh which delivered an unprecedented victory for the incumbent Bangladesh Awami League (BAL). The chapter also summarizes the key arguments of the remaining eight chapters of the book.
KeywordsElection Bangladesh Bangladesh Awami League Bangladesh Nationalist Party
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