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.

Source: Al Jazeera