DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh votes in polls seen as referendum on resolute PM

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh votes in polls seen as referendum on resolute PM

DHAKA, Bangladesh— Voting was underway Sunday in parliamentary elections in Bangladesh that are seen as a referendum on what critics call Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s increasingly authoritarian rule, amid complaints from both ruling party and opposition activists of attacks on supporters and candidates.

Hasina’s main rival is former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, who a court deemed ineligible to run for office because she is in prison for corruption.

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