Bangladesh unrest casts dark shadow over upcoming elections
05 November 2023 | 7:42 am
Opposition parties want a caretaker government to oversee the next parliamentary elections but PM Sheikh Hasina has repeatedly ruled it out. Violent clashes in recent days have sparked global concern.
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Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
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