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Bangladesh's major political alliance vows to boycott local polls

A major Bangladesh political alliance has vowed not to participate in upcoming local government elections unless its leaders, including ex-premier Khaleda Zia, are freed. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its Islamist allies, which had a two-thirds majority in the last parliament, said it would consider taking part in the August 4 polls only after the army-backed government met its demands. Full Story

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