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Sheikh Hasina set to form govt. again

Asks her arch rival Khaleda Zia to “give up terrorism and the Jamaat-e-Islami”

The Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to form the new government Bangladesh after winning an absolute majority in the January 5 parliamentary elections boycotted by the Opposition.
The Election Commission received the results of 139 out of the 147 seats for which polling was held. The Awami League won 104 seats.
Having already won 127 seats uncontested, the ruling party has 231 seats under its belt, giving it a clear three-fourths majority in the new Parliament.
Main Opposition
The Jatiya Party, which won 33 seats, is likely to be the main Opposition, while the Workers Party got 6, Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) got 5 and Tarikat Federation 1. A total of 13 independent candidates, mostly rebels from the ruling party, defeated the official candidates.
At her press conference on Monday, Ms. Hasina asked her arch-rival Khaleda Zia to “give up terrorism and the Jamaat-e-Islami,” and work towards a dialogue to hold the next election, indicating a possible mid-term.

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