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Bangladeshi voters wary of ruling party despite economic growth

Critics of Prime Minister Hasina say little chance that polls will be fair

GWEN ROBINSON, Editor-at-large, Nikkei Asian Review | Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan

DHAKA -- A government that has presided over remarkable economic growth should, in normal circumstances, enjoy broad support. But public protests and political violence have surged ahead of Bangladesh's national elections on Dec. 30, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ruling Awami League will stand for a third consecutive five-year term.

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