by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/31/18, 10:35 am
The ruling alliance in Bangladesh won almost every seat in Sunday’s national general election, according to the official results released Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will serve a third term despite opposition disputing the outcome. The coalition, led by Hasina’s Awami League party, won 288 of the 300 seats, Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed announced. The opposition, led by Kamal Hossain, won only seven seats and rejected the outcome, claiming Hasina has grown increasingly authoritarian.