South Asia | Bangladesh's ruling 'secular' Awami League strengthens ties with Islamist parties

Bangladesh’s ruling ‘secular’ Awami League strengthens ties with Islamist parties

Many of the Islamist parties are allying with PM Sheikh Hasina's center-left party, instead of their their traditional ally the BNP, ahead of elections

December 7, 2018 5:59 PM (UTC+8)
Workers mount a portrait of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ahead of Awami League's National Council in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: NurPhoto via AFP/Rehman Asad
Workers mount a portrait of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ahead of Awami League's National Council in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: NurPhoto via AFP/Rehman Asad
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