BANGLADESH POLLS: SHEIKH HASINA LOOKS FORWARD TO ANOTHER CONSECUTIVE TERM IN OFFICE

The neighbouring country of India, Bangladesh is ready for polls on Sunday. Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ’s party is positively looking forward to a third consecutive term. 

The leader had been elected to PM’s office in 2009 and she is facing tough competition from opposition parties, which have come together as Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF).

The JOF being led by 84-year-old Kamal Hossain, who is currently taking care in the absence of Zia, the ex-political premier. Khaleda Zia is currently serving a prison term of 17 years on corruption charges.

Sheikh Hasina’s party won elections in 2009 with a huge victory over opposition party BNP and the next term in 2014 was a lot easier as Zia faction led to a boycott of elections. The United Opposition declined to take part in the elections. This move came after the government’s crackdown on its party workers and also Khaleda Zia’s house arrest.

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