As says Wikipedia:
An Elizabethan collar or space collar (many people call it a cone) is a protective medical device worn by an animal, usually a cat or dog. Shaped like a truncated cone, its purpose is to prevent the animal from biting or licking at its body or scratching at its head or neck while wounds or injuries heal.

The biting and licking is of course prevented by limiting the animal's field of vision.

Moving on, there was an article yesterday in BDNews24 titled:
Twisted between two parties: CEC

Though Mr. Chief Election Commissioner A T M Shamsul Huda shows some love for the smaller parties, at large the concepts of elections and democracy seems to exist as delusions in people's heads when I peep through their ears. Years of shouting 'democracy!' and 'democratic!' is not really enough when people don't see what is happening around them. When I ask people why they vote to have this merry-go-round of AL and BNP going for years, everyone would say what? That there wasn't any other choice, or that we needed a party with experience, or something of that sort.

We've been on this merry-go-round long enough, and by now it should have started to appear, and not just to me, as a downward spiraling roller-coaster where everyone is wishing for it to stop.

Elections produced a government with a majority seats going to one party - and now, if the majority of that voting population who chose the winning team would be opposed to the abolishing of elections under a caretaker government, who would speak for them? BNP is constantly being called to the parliament to 'discuss' these matters instead of holding strikes. Its a sly move on the part of AL since any vote taken inside parliament will go in their favor no matter how much discussions there are. Some of the smaller party members who have become part of the government by forming an alliance with AL can be seen raising caution on matters of the government itself, and they are aware and weary of the situation - they are outnumbered.

I hope people see that there are many other nice shapes and pictures on the ballot paper the next time they look at it besides boats and paddy. So much for your alliances or the 'lesser of two evils' strategy.