Bangladesh General Election 2018: At least 15 people were killed in poll-related violence as voting to elect new Bangladesh government ended on Sunday evening amid allegations of manipulations by the ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who was elected virtually unopposed from the Gopalganj-3 constituency is eying her third consecutive term is “confident” of winning the elections. “I believe that people will cast their votes in favour of Awami League to continue the pace of development,” Hasina told reporters in Dhaka. “The ‘boat’ will surely win,” she added. Hasina, who faces anti-incumbency after being in office since 2009, faces a stiff challenge from a united opposition fighting under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF) led by jailed ex-premier Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, and Nagorik Oikya have come together against Hasina’s Awami League.