Sheikh Hasina takes oath as the new Prime Minister of BangladeshJanuary 6th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Jan.6 (ANI): Awami League Chief Sheikh Hasina Wajed on Tuesday sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Bangladesh after her party-led grand alliance swept the general elections a week ago.
Bangaldesh President Iajuddin Ahmed administered her the oath of office and secrecy at Bangabhaban presidential palace. About 1,000 distinguished individuals of the country including the Chief Adviser of the past interim government, Fakhruddin Ahmed were present on the occasion.
The President also administered the oath of office and secrecy to 23 cabinet ministers after Hasinas swearing in.
Awami league led grand alliance put up an impressive show in the recently held parliamentary elections by winning three fourths of the 300 parliamentary seats.
Her partys landslide victory in 2008 elections marked the end of two years of emergency rule in the impoverished nation.
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) delegation headed by party vice-president M. K. Anwar joined the function. The party supremo Khaleda Zia, however, did not attend the swearing in ceremony.
Sheikh Hasina was born on September 28, 1947 in Tungipara, a remote village under Bangladeshs Gopalganj district, which is also the birthplace of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. (ANI)
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