DHAKA, Bangladesh | Hasina’s dominating win feared as enabling authoritarianism

2Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

DHAKA, Bangladesh—Jan 02, 2019—While Sheikh Hasina is set to begin her third consecutive term as Bangladesh’s prime minister following a landslide election victory, critics say having such an overwhelming majority in Parliament could create space for her to become even more authoritarian.

The Hasina-led coalition won 288 seats in the 300-seat Parliament in Sunday’s election, amid allegations by the opposition that the voting was rigged. Hasina rejected the accusations at a briefing with foreign journalists a day after the vote.

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