Bangladesh Ruling Party Wins Sweeping Majority in Parliament – Election Commission

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s governing alliance has won by landslide the national parliamentary election, the Election Commission said Monday.
The alliance dominated by Hasina’s Awami League won 287 of the 298 seats for which results have been declared in the 300-member legislature, according to the commission cited by the local TV channel, NTV.
The two main opposition parties, the conservative Jatiya Party and the right-wing BNP, are reported to have won respectively 20 and six mandates.
The Sunday vote brought Hasina a third consecutive term but was dismissed as a farce by opposition, who accused the ruling party of stuffing ballot boxes. At least 17 people have been killed in clashes.