Bangladesh's former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her allies won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in the country's first elections in seven years, but her long-time rival rejected the outcome of Monday's polls.
About 200-thousand local and international observers monitored Monday's polls amid tight security. Observers from the International Republican Institute praised the election as a major step forward in demonstrating the country's commitment to democracy.
The topic of today's Hello Washington is Bangladesh Election Results 2008.
The guests were Dr. Ahmed Ziauddin, Syed Mohammedulla and Dr. Shapan Adnan.
Dr. Ahmed Ziauddin is the Convener of the Asian Network for the International Criminal Court (ANICC) based in Brussels. He is an expert on International Law and Director for Center for Bangladesh Genocide Studies in Belgium. Dr. Ziauddin teaches law at Brussles Catholic University.
Veteran journalist Syed Mohammadullah resides in New York.
Dr. Shapan Adnan teachesa at Singapore National University in the Asian Studies Department.