Voting has started in Bangladesh’s contentious parliamentary elections.
The polls Sunday within the South country square measure seen as a vote on what critics decision 71-year-old Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s progressively authoritarian tendencies.
Hasina’s main rival is former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who’s in jail for corruption.
In Zia’s absence, the opposition is crystal rectifier by Kamal Hossain, associate degree 82-year-old Oxford-educated professional and former member of Hasina’s Awami League party.
The election campaign has been marred by allegations from the opposition of arrests and jailing of thousands of Hasina opponents.