Bangladesh PM Hasina wins in elections

By Xappie Desk, December 31, 2018 10:56 IST

Bangladesh PM Hasina wins in elections

The Bangladesh election commission said early on Monday that Hasina’s Awami League had won a record third consecutive term, taking 287 of the country’s 298 parliamentary seats.
 
“My congratulations to the Awami League,” said Helal Uddin Ahmed, secretary of the election commission secretariat, in a televised speech, reading the results.
 
The Bangladesh National party (BNP), won just six seats in the country’s first contested election in a decade.
 
Deadly violence and bitter rivalry that marred the election campaign spilled over into voting day, even as authorities imposed tight security with 600,000 troops, police and other security forces deployed across the country.
 
Thirteen people were killed in clashes between Awami League and BNP supporters, police said, while three men were shot by police who said they were protecting polling booths.



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