Bangladesh's PM has been declared the winner of Sunday's national elections. The country's electoral commission says Sheikh Hasina's alliance won 288 of 300 parliamentary seats. But her victory has been overshadowed by allegations of vote-rigging.
Despite allegations of vote rigging and voter intimidation during Bangladesh's election in December, experts say that the West may prefer stability over confronting shortcomings in the country's democratic process.
A victory for Hasina's Awami League was widely expected in an election marred by violence and rigging allegations. The opposition alliance has rejected the election as "farcical" and called for fresh polls.
Voting has ended in Bangladesh's general election, which was hit by violence, voting irregularities and rigging allegations. PM Sheikh Hasina is widely expected to win a historic but controversial fourth term.
In an interview with DW, Bangaldesh's Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen denies claims of rigging, saying 'no election is perfect' and that Dhaka wants to focus on improving the economy.
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