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PM Hasina's Awami League registers landslide victory in Bangladesh polls

Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party of jailed ex-premier Khaleda Zia won just three seats

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flashes a victory sign as she speaks to the media persons after casting her vote in Bangladesh. (Photo: PTI)

Press Trust of India Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cruised to victory for a third consecutive term in Bangladesh's general election on Sunday, following a tense vote that saw at least 17 people killed in poll-related violence and demands of a fresh election by the opposition, according to media reports.

According to media reports, the ruling Awami League-led coalition won over 260 seats in the 300-member House.

Private DBC TV aired results of 299 seats out of 300. The ruling Awami League-led grand alliance bagged 266 seats and its ally Jatiya Party secured 21, while the opposition National Unity Front (UNF) with BNP being its key

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 12:48 AM IST

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