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>US to follow Bangladesh election: McCain

>THE United States will continue to follow Bangladesh closely through its national election process and transition toward democracy after nearly two years of emergency rule, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Wednesday. AP reports.
Bangladesh’s military-backed interim government, which has been in place since January 2007, is set to hold elections on Dec. 29. The interim government came to power after President Iajuddin Ahmed declared a state of emergency to quell weeks of street violence over electoral reform that left more than 30 people dead.
McCain came to Bangladesh from India late Tuesday on an 11-hour visit along with two other U.S. senators — Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham — as part of a regional tour as members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
McCain said he was convinced that Bangladesh would hold a free and fair election.

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