DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s chief election commissioner rejected on Monday an opposition demand for a fresh election, after widespread opposition complaints that vote rigging handed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling party victory.
“It is not possible to hold a fresh election as the election was held in a peaceful manner,” the commissioner, K M Nurul Huda, told reporters.
Hasina has won a third straight term in the Sunday general election, sealing a landslide with almost all the seats in parliament, while the opposition rejected the result as rigged and called for a fresh vote.
Reporting By Serajul Quadir; Editing by Robert Birsel
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