Dhaka, November 23:

Bangladesh’s main opposition called off a four-day transport blockade today after the interim government bowed to pressure to replace an election chief accused of seeking to rig January polls.

“We have suspended our blockade but our movement will continue for free and fair elections. We want reconstitution of the election commission and revision of the existing voters’ list which has 14 million fake voters,” Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina Wajed said. The caretaker government today named former judge Mahfuzur Rahman, one of Aziz’s three deputies, as the acting chief election commissioner.