Repolling ends in 7 Bangladesh constituencies

January 16, 2014 06:37 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:26 pm IST - Dhaka

Repolling at 390 centres of seven violence-hit parliamentary constituencies in Bangladesh ended peacefully on Thursday, with nearly 50 per cent turnout.

Repoll was necessitated at these constituencies following violence and disruption during the January 5 general election.

The Election Commission said voting started at 8 am (local time) and ended at 4 pm.

Bdnews24 quoting police reported that six persons were detained in Lakshmipur district for allegedly trying to rig vote.

Many polling stations witnessed almost no voters in the morning due to heavy fog and chilly weather but the number increased as the day progressed, poll panel officials said.

The Awami League swept the general election following a boycott by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

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