DHAKA, Bangladesh | The Latest: Bangladesh opposition calls election ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh | The Latest: Bangladesh opposition calls election ‘farcical’

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Bangladesh (all times local):

8:45 p.m.
Bangladesh opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain has called the country’s general election “farcical,” and says any outcome will be rejected.

Voters went to the polls Sunday 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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