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International pressure mounts on Bangladesh PM after walkover re-election

Washington: Pressure mounted on Bangladesh with the international community led by the US expressing “disappointment” over the credibility of the elections marred by opposition boycott and deadly violence that gave a walkover to the ruling
PTI January 07, 2014 17:24 IST
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Washington: Pressure mounted on Bangladesh with the international community led by the US expressing “disappointment” over the credibility of the elections marred by opposition boycott and deadly violence that gave a walkover to the ruling Awami League.

Premier Sheikh Hasina's Awami League emerged as the strongest party with 232 seats in the 300-seat Parliament it won in the January 5 controversial polls, which was boycotted by the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance.  

“We have been very clear about our strong concerns about the selection and what we think the way forward should be. We believe Bangladesh still has an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to democracy by organising free and fair elections that are credible in the eyes of the Bangladeshi people,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said.