Bangladesh hovered between democracy and dictatorship in 2007. January elections were postponed, emergency rule was declared, and an army-supported caretaker government suspended political activity and launched a massive anti-corruption campaign. Former Prime Ministers Begum Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina Wajed were jailed. The government pledged to hold elections by late 2008 after institutional reforms are in place.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.