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Bangladesh election results live updates: Awami League vs Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP)

Awami League president and PM Sheikh Hasina has been elected unofficially in Gopalganj-3 constituency. Meanwhile, the opposition parties Oikyafront and BNP have rejected election results.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 23:24
Image Courtesy: Dhaka Tribune

DHAKA: Ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is said to have taken massive leads in the violence-marred 11th parliamentary polls in Bangladesh. The AL-led alliance is said to have won 24 seats and is leading in 18. Awami League president and PM Sheikh Hasina has been elected unofficially in Gopalganj-3 constituency, according to Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin. Meanwhile, the opposition parties Oikyafront and BNP have rejected election results.

At least 14 people were killed in poll-related violence on Sunday as voting began across Bangladesh amid allegations by the ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of attacks on supporters and candidates. The voting, which began at 8 AM (local time) in the morning with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appearing as the first voter in Dhaka centre from where her nephew and party candidate Fazle Nur Taposh was a contender, ended at 3 PM.

The counting of votes is currently underway amid tight security arrangements.  

While Hasina is seeking re-election for a fourth term as the prime minister, her rival ex-premier and BNP chief Khalida Zia, who is reportedly partially paralysed, faces an uncertain future in a Dhaka jail. Schools and colleges across Bangladesh were turned into makeshift polling centres for the day where people stood in the queue to cast their vote even before the election opened. Meanwhile, violence marred the polling in parts of the country with media reports putting the death toll at 12. Dozens of people were wounded in the poll-related violence.

The 11th parliamentary poll is the first fully competitive general election in a decade since 2008 while it is widely expected to be won by the Awami League of Hasina, who is likely to be the country's first premiere for the fourth terms. Citing security reasons, authorities temporarily blocked mobile data services and slowed down the internet.

According to the Election Commission, 1,848 candidates are contesting for 299 out of 300 Parliament seats. The polls are being held at 40,183 polling stations. Voting was suspended in one seat due to the death of a candidate. Zia, serving a 10-year prison term on graft charges, has been barred from contesting the polls while Rahman is living in London.

Click here for live updates on Bangladesh election results:-

30 December 2018, 22:56 PM

As of now, Awami League wins 20 seats, says Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed. Lakhsmipur 1 is taken by Awami League’s Anwar Hossain Khan. He bags 185,438 votes.

30 December 2018, 22:56 PM

Awami League’s s Farukh Khan bags 30,3168 votes in Gopalganj 1. BNP’s FE Sharfuzzaman gets 57 votes.  Meanwhile, Mymensingh 8 is taken by Jatiya Party’s Fakhrul Imam. He bags 156,769 votes.

30 December 2018, 22:55 PM

Awami League’s Jewel Areng takes Mymensingh 1 with 258,923 votes. Independent candidate Shahid Islam wins Lakhsmipur 2 with 256,784 votes.

30 December 2018, 22:55 PM

Awami League's A K M Bahauddin is declared winner of Comilla 6 constituency. He gets 296,300 while Mohammad Amin Ur Rashid, BNP candidate, gets 18,537.

30 December 2018, 22:54 PM

Former president Hussain Muhammad Ershad wins Rangpur 3 with 142,926 votes while his nearest candidate BNP’s Rita Rahman gets 53,089.

30 December 2018, 22:54 PM

Awami League’s Simin Hossain Rimi wins Gazipur 4 after bagging 203,258 votes. His close opponent Shah Reazul Haq of BNP gets 18,582.

30 December 2018, 22:53 PM

Awami League’s Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim wins Gopalganj 2 with 281,909 votes while BNP’s Md Sirajul Islam Siraj bags 286.

30 December 2018, 20:43 PM

Oikya Front and BNP have rejected poll result. The alliance says they will seek re-election under non-party government soon.

30 December 2018, 20:42 PM

Awami League president Sheikh Hasina gets 229,539 votes while her closest opponent SM Jilani, of BNP, bags only 123. 

30 December 2018, 20:41 PM

Unveiling results of all 108 polling centres in Gopalganj 3, CEC says, "She won without competition as there was no opposition."

30 December 2018, 20:38 PM

Awami League president and PM Sheikh Hasina has been elected unofficially in Gopalganj-3 constituency, EC Secretary Helal Uddin says.

 

30 December 2018, 19:38 PM

Awami League extends lead in Khulna 5 constituency after the counting of votes at 46 polling centres.

30 December 2018, 19:37 PM

Ruling party maintains strong leads in Khulna 1 and 3 constituencies after the counting of votes at 76 and 36 polling centres: Report

30 December 2018, 19:37 PM

Awami League has taken big leads in Khulna 5 and Gaibandha 5 constituencies, reports Dhaka Tribune

30 December 2018, 19:37 PM

Awami League candidate Mir Mostak Ahmed Robi is leading in Sathkhira 2 constituency: Report

30 December 2018, 19:36 PM

Islami Andolon Bangladesh sends letters to the Election Commission alleging irregularities and vote rigging: Report

30 December 2018, 19:32 PM

11th parliamentary polls were held in a free, fair and peaceful manner despite minor violence across the country: Awami League Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman

30 December 2018, 18:13 PM

Awami League candidate Munnujan Sufian has taken a massive lead in Khulna 3 constituency, says Returning Officer Md Helal Hossain.

30 December 2018, 18:13 PM

Dhaka Tribune cites Returning Officer Md Helal Hossain claiming that Awami League candidate from Khulna 2 Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel is leading in the constituency.

30 December 2018, 18:12 PM

Ruling Awami League candidates ahead in Khulna 2, 3 constituencies.

30 December 2018, 18:10 PM

According to Bangladesh media reports, at least 14 persons have fallen victims to violence across the country so far.

30 December 2018, 16:59 PM

Rahman Manna alleges police sealed off voting centres, opposition polling agents were expelled and polling was rigged.

30 December 2018, 16:57 PM

Oikya Front leader and Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna demands fresh elections in Borgra 2 constituency: Report

30 December 2018, 16:57 PM

Voting at the polling centre in the Regional Public Administration Training Centre (RPATC) under Chittagong 9 constituency was suspended for six hours till 2 PM after EVMs malfunctioned, reports Dhaka Tribune.

30 December 2018, 16:55 PM

The election saw opposition candidates boycotting elections in at least 43 constituencies; 42 of who were Jatiya Oikyafront runners.

30 December 2018, 16:54 PM

For the first time though, voting saw an hour of “lunch break” where Awami League men and election officers sealed off centres in Dhaka, barring voters and journalists alike.

30 December 2018, 16:53 PM

Allegations of vote rigging, election clashes, intimidation and irregularities also came in from several other constituencies and capital Dhaka city, according to Bangladesh national media.

30 December 2018, 16:52 PM

Reports of casualties came in from Cumilla, Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Rangamati, Cox’s Bazar, Bogura, Noakhali, Narsingdi and Gazipur – where at least 12 people died.

30 December 2018, 16:48 PM

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says the government is using the administration tools to turn the elections into a mockery, reports Dhaka Tribune.

30 December 2018, 16:11 PM

According to Dhaka Tribune, at least 12 people have been killed in poll-related violence across the country. 

30 December 2018, 16:10 PM

Election officials have started counting votes at various counting centres across the country amid tight security.

30 December 2018, 16:02 PM

According to the Election Commission, counting of votes will begin at 4 PM.

30 December 2018, 16:00 PM

According to the Election Commission, polling has now ended in Bangladesh.