A woman votes in Bangladesh’s last general election in 2018, which was marred by violence and allegations of rigging. © Reuters

The story of fake election observers surfaces again as Election Commission list of observers includes party men.

Faisal Mahmud has the story in today’s Nikkei Asia.

The problem with election observers is not just with local partisans. The over-supply of state-paid International election observer at the expense of local voices also needs addressing. See an upcoming column.