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Bangladesh Election: Sheikh Hasina becomes Prime Minister third time; party registers a massive victory

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 December 2018, 9:55 IST

Bangladesh elections results are out and Sheikh Hasina return to power and became Prime Minister for the third time. PM Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League had a massive win in the parliamentary elections held on Sunday. Hasina’s Awami League won 287 of the 298 seats in the 300-seat parliament, while the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) managed just seven seats.

Hasina’s Awami League won 287 of the 298 seats, while the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) managed just seven seats.

Sheikh Hasina's ruling Awami League party and its allies had a big win in parliament, with the main opposition securing only seven seats, Election Commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said.

Kamal Hossain, who led the Opposition alliance, alleged vote-rigging and poll manipulation. “We’ve had bad elections in the past but I must say that it is unprecedented how bad this particular election was. The minimum requirements of a free and fair election are absent,” he said, according to Reuters.

Elections took place for 299 out of 300 seats in Parliament. The total number of voters is 10.4 crore, but no figures for voter turnouts were available until press time Sunday night.

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First published: 31 December 2018, 9:55 IST
 
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