22:22 GMT +320 October 2019
Listen Live
    Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina (since Jan 6, 2009) is the daughter of the first president of Bangladesh. As opposition leader, she was the target of an assassination attempt in 2004. In 2007, she was arrested for corruption charges by the caretaker government.

    Bangladesh Election Commission Rules Out New Parl't Vote Amid Fraud Claims

    © Flickr / United Nations Photo
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 01

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bangladesh Election Commission Chief Nurul Huda dismissed on 31 December the opposition's demand to hold a new parliamentary election in the country in light of alleged electoral fraud during 30 December's vote.

    "There is no scope to hold the national election again", Bangladesh Election Commission Chief Nurul Huda said as quoted by Bangladesh's Daily Star newspaper.

    According to the Election Commission's chief, the reports about ballot stuffing were "completely untrue."

    READ MORE: India Congratulates Sheikh Hasina as She Wins 3rd Term As Bangladesh's PM

    On 30 December, Kamal Hossain, the leader of Bangladesh's Jatiya Oikya Front opposition alliance, stated that the Bangladeshi opposition did not recognize the election's results and requested to hold another election.

    On the same day, Bangladeshi citizens elected 300 members of the country's unicameral legislature. Earlier on Monday, the Election commission said that Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s governing alliance won the election receiving 287 seats in the country's 300-member parliament.


    India Congratulates Sheikh Hasina as She Wins 3rd Term As Bangladesh's PM
    Bangladesh Ruling Party Wins Sweeping Majority in Parliament
    Indian Observers to Keep an Eye Out on Bangladesh Elections
    3G, 4G Restored in Bangladesh After 10-Hour Blackout Ahead of Election - Reports
    commission, vote, parliamentary elections, Bangladesh
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik