Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina emerges victorious

  • Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, emerged victorious in the elections securing her third consecutive term, the Election Commission of Bangladesh stated. Of the 300 parliamentary seats that were contested, Hasina's ruling party and its allies won 288 seats. With this, the ruling party has overtaken its previous election wins. Meanwhile the opposition has demanded a new vote on the grounds that this vote was farcical, marred by violence, vote rigging and intimidation.  

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