DHAKA, Jan. 8, 2024 (TBINN)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a record fourth straight term as her Awami League Party won an overwhelming majority in the general elections marred by sporadic violence and a boycott by the main opposition B.N.P. and its allies.
Sheikh Hasina’s party won 223 seats in the 300-seat parliament of neighbouring Bangladesh. Election was held for 299 seats. Reportedly, election to one seat will be held later due to the death of a candidate.
The main opposition in Parliament, Jatiya Party, got 11 seats, Bangladesh Kallyan party won in one constituency while independent candidates came out victorious in 62 seats. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal and the Workers Party of Bangladesh won one seat each.