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Dec 31, 2018

Sheikh Hasina secures 3rd term

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured her third consecutive term with a landslide victory, Bangladesh's Election Commission said on Monday.

Her ruling party and its allies have won 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats contested, surpassing its previous election wins.

The opposition has condemned the vote as "farcical," marred by violence, intimidation and vote rigging claims.

They won just seven seats and have demanded a new vote.

Bangladesh's parliament has 350 seats in total, 50 of which are reserved for women and allotted proportional to the overall vote.

(BBC News)

 

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