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New opposition alliance emerges in Bangladesh ahead of polls

A small party led by a prominent Bangladeshi lawyer has forged a new alliance with the country's main opposition party that could be seen as a boost against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government ahead of national elections due in December

Reported by: AP [ Published on: October 13, 2018 20:15 IST ]
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A small party led by a prominent Bangladeshi lawyer has forged a new alliance with the country's main opposition party that could be seen as a boost against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government ahead of national elections due in December.

Kamal Hossain announced at a news conference in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday evening that he was building the alliance with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, now serving a prison sentence for a corruption conviction.

Hossain's party has no popular support, but he is widely known globally and could be accepted by the upper and middle class in big cities in a parliamentary democracy often troubled by divisive politics.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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