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Dhaka municipal vote finally on horizon

The Bangladeshi capital has had no mayor since 2011, but a controversial plan to carve it in two could change that.

Last updated: 04 Jan 2014 04:16
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The Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka has not had an election for mayor in more than 10 years, mainly because the national ruling Awami League party refuses to hold a municipal vote it knows it will lose.

But if a controversial plan to carve Dhaka into two moves ahead, the city hall may not be without a leader for long.

Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Dhaka.

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