||[Apr. 25th, 2007|12:22 pm]
I was at Barnes & Nobles, flipping through The Economist when I came across this article:|
No going back
Apr 19th 2007 | DHAKAThe army exiles the country's leading politicians
ENDING an era in Bangladeshi politics dominated by the two mutually-loathing heads of feuding dynasties, the generals behind the interim administration this week exiled them both. On April 17th, Khaleda Zia (pictured left), leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and prime minister until October 2006, agreed to go into exile in Saudi Arabia—which also took in another exiled former prime minister, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif. The next day Mrs Zia's nemesis, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, prime minister from 1996 to 2001 and leader of the Awami League, the other big party, was declared a “national-security risk” and barred from Bangladesh.