Elections in Bangladesh

End of an era

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Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and activists during a demonstration in Dhaka in 2013 calling for the scrapping of the International Crimes Tribunal in which top Jamaat leaders were facing charges of war crimes. Photo: A.M. Ahad/AP

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: PTI

Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. Photo: Andrew Biraj/REUTERS

March 16, 1971: Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman talking to reporters before leaving for talks with Pakistan’s President Yahya Khan on the future of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Photo: AP

The ruling Awami League-led alliance is confident of securing another term in power and political pundits foresee the end of Khaleda Zia’s political career.
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