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How Sheikh Hasina is turning Bangladesh autocratic

9 January 2024

3:54 AM

9 January 2024

3:54 AM

Politics in Bangladesh is very much a one-woman show, starring prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who has ruled the country for the last fifteen years. When voters headed to the polls yesterday, they faced little choice but to reelect her and the ruling Awami League Party.

The main opposition — the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) — is boycotting the vote, citing government interference.

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