B’desh General Election: Poll Closes, Violence Kills 12

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Dhaka: The Bangladesh General Election has ended at 4 PM on Sunday amid several series of violence across Bangladesh on Sunday.

Vote casting was going amid the allegations by the ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party of attacks on supporters and candidates.

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The election process held under the threatening situation. Reportedly, at least twelve people have lost their life in the poll-related violence in Bnagladesh.

Voting ended at 4:00 pm (1000 GMT) in the election which Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to win but has been overshadowed by a crackdown on opposition activists.

Schools and colleges across Bangladesh were turned into makeshift polling centres for the day while people had begun to line up to cast their vote even before the election opened.

While Hasina is seeking re-election for a fourth term as the prime minister, her rival ex-premier and BNP chief Khalida Zia, who is reportedly partially paralysed, faces an uncertain future in a Dhaka jail.

n her reactions after casting vote at the Dhaka City College centre on Sunday morning, Hasina said: “The boat (her party symbol) will win.”

“I believe the people of the country will vote for the boat to help us continue the development journey. Pro-liberation forces will clinch the victory,” bdnews24.com quoted the Prime Minister as saying.