“I’m not going to speculate on the outcome of the elections,” US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller told reporters during a regular media briefing on December 4.
“I will say what we have said a number of times before,” he added.
The next national election is scheduled to be held on January 7, 2024.
A fraction of BNP, the major opposition political party, has resorted to burning private and public properties, blockades, and hartals, and are boycotting the upcoming election although many of its own leaders are participating, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Election Commission received a total of 2,711 nomination papers against 300 constituencies across the country.