The Bangladeshi cabinet has decided to allow expatriate Bangladeshis to cast their ballots in all the elections in the country from overseas. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting overseen by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Prime Minister's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said the decision will pave the way for millions of Bangladeshis, living and working in over 100 countries across the world, to participate in elections. Non-resident Bangladeshis have for long been demanding the right to exercise their voting rights.

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