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Bangladesh ex-ruler appeals against election ban

Former army ruler Hossain Mohammad Ershad appealed on Friday against the Bangladesh Election Commission’s decision to ban him from contesting next month’s parliamentary elections. Ershad’s lawyers submitted petitions to the commission, requesting it reverse its decision to reject his nomination due to legal troubles he faces over corruption charges, and instead declare him a valid candidate for the Jan. 22 election. Full Story

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