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Bangladeshi left-wing activists protest against the Awami League’s election victory. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of the general election on Decembe(...)

 Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka. Photograph: STR/EPA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday, giving h(...)

Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (right) flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana (centre) look on at a polling station in Dhaka on December 30th Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance has described Sunday’s general election as “farcical”, saying any outcome would be rejected and demandi(...)

Shambles in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s tenth general elections have been a shambles compared to their predecessors and need to be run again to restore the country’s democratic (...)

Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed at a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday. On Sunday, her ruling Awami League party won one of the most violent elections in the country’s history. Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

Bangladesh’s prime minister says new polls could be called in the troubled south Asian nation if the opposition ends the violent protests in which hun(...)

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League won a violence-plagued parliamentary election whose outcome was never in doubt after a boycott by the main opposition(...)

Jamaat Islami and Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists chase Awami League activists during a clash in Rajshahi. Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League was poised to win a violence-plagued parliamentary election. Photograph: Reuters

Bangladeshi opposition parties promised a new campaign of protest yesterday, hours after polls closed in a controversial and violence-hit general elec(...)

 A woman shows her finger colored with ink after casting her vote at a centre in the tenth national elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, today. Photograph: EPA

Voters in Bangladesh cast ballots in modest numbers amid heavy security today in parliamentary elections boycotted by the main opposition, marred by d(...)

Workers  sit in front of posters of the election candidates  during a strike in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Nearly 60 polling stations in Bangladesh were set on fire and three people were killed on the eve of tomorrow’s electio.The ruling Awami League looks (...)

Locals try to extinguish a fire  after Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami activists set fire to a cotton store near Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Biraj

The largest Islamist party in Bangladesh has been banned from taking part in the forthcoming general election on the grounds that it is against secula(...)

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