Bangladesh polls ‘not free or fair’


local elections marred by clashes and vote rigging At least 10 people were killed and thousands injured in clashes between supporters and candidates of rival parties during the latest Bangladesh local elections, police and poll monitors said last sunday (29). Unprecedented levels of violence and allegations of poll rigging have marred local council elections held in phases since March, with at least 90 people killed in total, according to monitors. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Awami League is looking to tighten its grip on power in the polls, as Bangladesh reels from a protracted political crisis. During the latest round…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.