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Election in Bangladesh: the Opposition will contest election result

Deaths, injuries and a controversial result: In the case of the violence overshadowed parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, has set itself the party of the incumbent Hasina, according to media clear. The Opposition does not want to recognise the result.

It is a house of high victory: According to the TV station Channel 24, the party of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won the parliamentary election in Bangladesh. On the basis of national officers the results of the Awami League had won with its partners, already 191 of the 300 seats in Parliament, the Opposition, by contrast, only five.

The election was accompanied by bloody violence. Until the closure of the polling stations, at least 17 people were killed, most of them in clashes between rival supporters of the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP).

enmity between the government party and the Opposition

According to police, 13 people were killed in clashes between supporters of Awami League and BNP. Three more people shot and killed by the police - one of them had tried, according to the, to steal a ballot box. According to the authorities was killed in of trailers, in addition, an auxiliary policeman from the opposition.

The election was held under the strictest security measures since the campaign of violence was overshadowed. Some 600,000 security forces were deployed across the country. The hostility between the Awami League and BNP have been experiencing for many years the policy of the arms 165-million-inhabitant country in South Asia.

by The BNP led opposition coalition sees himself cheated, and called for new elections. A BNP spokesman said there had been "irregularities". So voters had been prevented from entering the polling booths. Especially women had been forced to vote for the Awami League.

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tagesschau at 20:00, 30.12.2018

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