According to results of eleventh controversial general elections of Bangladesh, which were held yesterday (Dec 30) among high tensions in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fourth term with a landslide victory in polls , local TV said.
As per details ruling Awami League and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament, with the main opposition securing only six seats, Election Commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said. Earlier in the evening, the Election Commission announced Hasina’s victory from Gopalgunj-3 constituency by a landslide, bagging 229,539 votes while her main BNP opponent could manage just 123.
The elections was conducted amid deep violence as at least 17 people were killed in clashes after a bloody campaign overshadowed by a crackdown on the opposition by Hasina who is expected to win a historic but controversial fourth term.
The Awami League and BNP are leading their own alliances in the country’s 11th parliamentary polls since independence in 1971. The BNP, whose leader Khaleda Zia is in prison on graft charges, has accused the election commission of bias during the electoral campaign — a charge rejected by its chief commissioner, KM Nurul Huda.
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17 November, 2019