Polls for 11th general election in Bangladesh on today

Polls for 11th general election in Bangladesh on today
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Bangladesh will go to polls today to elect a new parliament.  

The incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who heads Awami League Party, is seeking a record fourth term.  

Her opponent and former premier Khalida Zia of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is in prison facing corruption charges. BNP-led Jatiya Oikya Front (National United Front) is the main opposition challenger to Sheikh Hasina.  

This will be the eleventh general election in Bangladesh. Over ten crore nationals are eligible to cast their votes to elect 299-member Parliament. More than 1,800 candidates are in the fray. 

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