Mohammad Shahabuddin elected President of Bangladesh

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According to the notification issued by the Election Commission of Bangladesh on 13th February Mohammad Shahabuddin will be the next President of Bangladesh. 

An overview of the news

  • He will be the 22nd President of Bangladesh.

  • He was the only candidate to file his nomination after the time for nomination and withdrawal was over.

  • Retired judge, Anti-Corruption Commission commissioner and freedom fighter Mohammad Shahabuddin was nominated for the post by the ruling Awami League.

  • The term of current President Abdul Hamid ends on April 23.

  • He served as the President of Bangladesh for two consecutive terms.

  • The Constitution of Bangladesh does not allow any person to hold the presidency for more than two terms.

About Mohammad Shahabuddin

  • He was born in 1949 in Pabna. He took part in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

  • After the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 15 August 1975 along with most of his family members, he was imprisoned for several years.

  • He is a member of the Awami League Advisory Council.

People’s Republic of Bangladesh 

  • Capital: Dhaka 

  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina Wazed 

  • President: Mohammad Shahabuddin

  • Currency: Taka 

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