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In Bangladesh, Widespread Reports of Voter Fraud Tarnish Premier's Victory

Jan 01, 2019 - The New York Times

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladesh's governing party won handily in Sunday's parliamentary elections, clinching a third consecutive term for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina even as widespread reports of irregularities, voter intimidation and violence cast the voting into question.

Mrs. Hasina's party, the Awami League, and its allies officially won 288 of the 298 parliamentary seats that have been called by the Election Commission, with a total of 300 seats up for grabs.

But the opposit...