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Bangladesh's PM Secures Another Term After Disputed Election

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Bangladesh's PM Secures Another Term After Disputed Election
During the country's national election Sunday, Sheikh Hasina secured her third straight term.
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Bangladesh's prime minister and her party will remain in power.

During the country's national election Sunday, Sheikh Hasina secured her third straight term. And her ruling Awami League party scored nearly all of the 300 contested parliamentary seats.

The opposing Bangladesh Nationalist Party only won a handful of seats. It denounced the election results, accusing the Awami League of rigging the vote. But Hasina denied the opposition's claims, and election officials said there won't be a new vote.

Sunday's election was also marred by violent clashes between supporters of the ruling and opposition parties. Authorities say at least 17 people were killed during the vote.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.