Bangladesh opposition boycotts swearing-in ceremony
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of the general election that were held on Sunday.
While all 291 newly-elected members of parliament, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, from the ruling bloc were sworn in, the seven opposition members stayed away.
Hasina’s ruling alliance won more than 90 per cent of the seats contested in the election. The opposition claims that the poll was rigged to give Prime Minister Hasina her third straight term. Hasina and her ruling Awami League party have dismissed the accusations.
The seven opposition members must take their oath within three months or forfeit their seats.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]