| 02 Jan 2019, 00:00 | Update : 02 Jan 2019, 21:24
Russian President Vladimir Putin has greeted Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on party’s landslide victory in the 11th parliamentary elections.
Prime Minister’s press wing said this on Wednesday.
Ruling Awami League (AL) has got absolute majority in the 11th national elections to retain power for the third consecutive term.
Out of 299 seats, the results were announced for 298. Of these, the Awami League won 259 constituencies.
Jatiya Party (JP) won in 20 constituencies, Independent candidates three, Workers Party (WP) three and Jatiya Samajtanrtik Dal (JSD) and Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh won two seats each.
Besides, Bangladesh Tariqat Federation and Jatiya Party (Manju) won one seat each.
The opposition alliance, Jatiya Oikyafront, won seven seats, of which BNP won five seats and Gono Forum won two seats.