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Clashes mar Bangladesh polls; Oppn candidates pull out citing vote rigging

At least 10 deaths confirmed in clashes across Bangladesh; ruling party widely expected to win third straight term

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Bangladeshis line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Dhaka. (Photo: PTI)

Bangladesh's Election Commission is investigating allegations of vote rigging coming from across the country on Sunday, a spokesman told Reuters, as polling for a general election marred by violence ended and counting began.

Clashes between supporters of the ruling Awami League and its opponents killed at least 10 and wounded more than 20, police said, amid reports that more than three dozen opposition candidates complaining of alleged vote rigging had pulled out of the first competitive poll in the country in a decade.
The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said one of its candidates from Dhaka was stabbed while he

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First Published: Dec 30 2018 | 8:29 PM IST

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