Hue and Cry, 10th general election of Bangladesh ends

2014-01-06 22:59:01 | Al Muslim News
Hue and Cry, 10th general election of Bangladesh ends


Bangladesh's general election ends rioting and deadly clashes and the sweeping win by the ruling party. The ruling party Awami League have got victory over two-thirds of votes in the national election, by a win of 232 from 300 seats in parliament. Opposition parties boycotted the poll. Due to a lack of contesting candidates in some constituencies there was no vote casted at all. Over 200 polling stations were set on fire and election material goes up in flames after attacks on several polling stations After the boycott by twenty-four opposition parties voters turned out was very low due to heavy security and violence. Election officials told media that the voter turnout was only 22 percent, as compared to 87 percent in the last 2008 general election. Protests and clashes between supporters of the both ruling and opposition parties were on peaked on voting day..

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