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Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister

Published on Jan 12, 2014 6:21 PM
 
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister on Sunday for a third spell, after a deadly election boycotted by the opposition amid a worsening political crisis. -- PHOTO: AFP

DHAKA (AFP) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister on Sunday for a third spell, after a deadly election boycotted by the opposition amid a worsening political crisis.

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid administered the oath at the presidential palace in the capital Dhaka in a ceremony broadcast live on television channels.

“I am, Sheikh Hasina, taking oath... that I will discharge my duties faithfully as the prime minister of the government as per the law,” PM Hasina said to applause from the audience.

PM Hasina’s 48-member cabinet was also sworn into office during the ceremony attended by about 1,000 government and top military officials, along with foreign diplomats and newly elected members of parliament.

 
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