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Posted: January 6, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We never expected such an election. For such a situation, both the government and opposition are responsible. They don’t want to establish democracy.” Aminul Islam, a resident of Dhaka, Bangladesh, who refused to vote in a national election boycotted by opposition activists who were protesting at polling stations Sunday

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