Bangladesh stepped into 2008 under emergency rule, suspended political activity, and a military-supported caretaker government (CG), after a 16-year interlude of a two-party dominated democratic system. After a long two years, the CG has started releasing key political leaders as a step toward holding elections in December. The Bangladeshi people are waiting to see whether this interruption of democracy will remain only temporary.
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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.