DHAKA, Bangladesh  | The Latest: Withdrawals, violence mar Bangladesh vote

DHAKA, Bangladesh  | The Latest: Withdrawals, violence mar Bangladesh vote

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

2:12 a.m.

A general election marred by violence in Bangladesh is drawing criticism of a vote seen as a referendum on what the opposition calls Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s increasingly authoritarian tendencies.

Opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain is calling Sunday’s vote “farcical,” and vows rejection of results.

Hossain said a few hours after voting ended that about 100 candidates from the opposition have withdrawn from the race and the opposition alliance would meet Monday to decide the next course.

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