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Story Publication logo July 18, 2009

Bangladesh: Women in Politics: Shama Obaid Islam


Since her father passed away in March 2007, Ms Islam has been trying to fill his footsteps to represent his constituency in Faridpur district southwest of Dhaka. Despite her newcomer appeal with strong favorable family background, she lost the race. She gained, however, 85,000 to 90,000 votes of 216,000 total (part 2 of 2).

Learn more about Stine's project: Bangladesh: The (Un)Power of Women See all Stine's dispatches

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