Bangladesh's Hasina alliance tops unofficial poll results

The vote was to return the South Asian country to democracy after two years of emergency rule imposed by an army-backed government.

Bangladesh's Hasina alliance tops unofficial poll results

A "grand alliance" headed by Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina led its rivals by 13-1 seats in unofficial results from Monday's parliamentary election, election officials said.

They said Hasina's alliance was leading in many other remaining constituencies of the 300-seat parliament against candidates of another alliance led by Hasina's rival Begum Khaleda Zia, also an ex-PM and a key contender for power.

The vote was to return the South Asian country to democracy after two years of emergency rule imposed by an army-backed government.

Reuters
Last Mod: 29 Aralık 2008, 18:36
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