Bangladesh in crisis after violent general election

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Election materials are set ablaze in front of a polling booth after an attack by protesters in Bogra January 5, 2014
Election materials are set ablaze in front of a polling booth after an attack by protesters in Bogra January 5, 2014 Reuters

In Bangladesh, the incumbent prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League won the controversial election on Sunday by a landslide. The election was boycotted by the main opposition party which demanded that the elections be declared null and void. It was also the most violent election in the country’s independence history claiming the lives of 26 people. The president of the Dhaka based Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security studies, Major General ANM Muniruzzaman comments.