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Bangladesh elections: Ageing 'uncle' seeks to bring down PM Sheikh Hasina

In a general election due next month, Hasina's ruling Awami League will be fighting to retain power against a new alliance led by Kamal Hossain

Reuters 

An octogenarian former comrade of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's father in the country's independence struggle is now the face of an embattled opposition seeking to end her decade-long rule increasingly tainted by accusations of authoritarianism. In a general election due next month, Hasina's ruling Awami League will be fighting to retain power against a new alliance led by Kamal Hossain, an Oxford-educated international jurist who drafted the country's constitution and whom Hasina grew up calling "kaka", or uncle. The 82-year-old lawyer says ...

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First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 12:05 IST
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