DHAKA, Bangladesh | Polls open in Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Polls open in Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections

DHAKA, Bangladesh— Voting has started in Bangladesh’s contentious parliamentary elections.

The polls Sunday in the South Asian nation are seen as a referendum on what critics call 71-year-old Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s increasingly authoritarian tendencies.

Hasina’s main rival is former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who’s in prison for corruption.

In Zia’s absence, the opposition is led by Kamal Hossain, an 82-year-old Oxford-educated lawyer and former member of Hasina’s Awami League party.

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