Bangladesh Votes in Polls Hit by Opposition Boycott and Violence

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By Serajul Quadir & Nandita Bose on 5:26 pm January 5, 2014. Category International Tags: Bangladesh A Bangladeshi army soldier stands guard in front of a polling station as armed forces were deployed to maintain the law and order during the tenth Bangladeshi national elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Jan. 5, 2014. (EPA Photo) Voters in Bangladesh cast ballots in modest numbers amid heavy security on Sunday in parliamentary elections boycotted by the main opposition, marred by deadly violence and shunned by international observers as flawed. Election officials acknowledged that early turnout was low. With fewer than half of the 300 parliamentary seats being contested, the ruling Awami…

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