Global attention at the national elections of a country is natural. When a city corporation election in the backyard of a South Asian country’s capital city garners international interest, it is certainly a crucial one. On 25th May, close to Bangladesh capital Dhaka, industrial hub Gazipur is going for its civic polls even as the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Japan are keeping a close attention. No less than the country’s Chief Election Commissioner himself is calling for cooperation from all stakeholders.  A successful election in Gazipur, will in many ways set the tone for General Elections slated in January next year. It will be a microcosmic test of the country’s institutional ability in holding a free, fair and peaceful elections. One would think why it is so.