DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition leader rejects election as ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh opposition leader rejects election as ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance called Sunday’s general election “farcical,” saying any outcome would be rejected and demanding that a new election be held under the authority of a “nonpartisan government.”

Voters went to the polls to decide whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term, in an election seen as a referendum on what critics call Hasina’s increasingly authoritarian tendencies.

The election campaign was marred by allegations from the opposition of arrests and jailing of thousands of opponents of Hasina.

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