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Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert ahead of polls

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 30, 2018 13:03

Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert ahead of polls

Bangladesh is voting in a general election, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her third consecutive term in office. Security forces are on high alert, with some 600,000 security personnel deployed across the nation. More than 100m people are eligible to vote. More than a dozen people have been killed in clashes between supporters of rival political parties. Hasina is expected to win, while her main rival is in jail for corruption. High-speed mobile internet has been ordered to be shut down until after the elections, a decision made to prevent rumours and propaganda from triggering unrest.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 30, 2018 13:03

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