Bangladesh Election Commission rules out re-run

The Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC) has ruled out running a re-election following deadly clashes.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina secured her third consecutive term with a landslide victory. However, the election was marred by violence in which at least 17 people were killed.

The ruling party and its allies won 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats contested. The opposition has called for a new election, accusing the victors of a crackdown and vote-rigging.

The BEC is investigating but The Daily Star reports a spokesperson as saying there is “no scope to hold the national election again”.

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