Dec 29- type poll important for S Asia: US
A spokesman for the US State Department has congratulated Bangladeshi people on the elections held on December 29, saying that it's important for democracy in South Asia.
“We think it's important for democracy in South Asia that you have these types of elections,” Robert Wood, deputy spokesman, told a regular press briefing in Washington on Thursday.
Replying to a question on what would be the US role after the elections in Bangladesh, he said the US wants to see this type of thing continue to happen in South Asia, “which, as you know, unfortunately has some problems with stability. So, that's how I'd characterise it.”