Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured her third consecutive term with a landslide victory, Bangladesh’s Election Commission said on Monday. Her ruling party and its allies have won 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats contested, surpassing its previous election wins. The opposition has condemned the vote as farcical, marred by violence, intimidation and vote rigging claims. They won just seven seats and have demanded a new vote.
- Farmlands occupied by the security forces in the Northern Province, to be released
- The new school term begins on Wednesday.