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President of Bangladesh


Zillur Rahman

Date of Birth: 9 March 1929
Birth Place: Bhairab, Bangladesh
Political Party: Awami League
Arrival in Power: 12 February 2009
Religion: Sunni Islam
Profession: NA

Biography:


Zillur Rahman was born in Bhairab, Bangladesh in 1929. His education includes a law degree and a master's degree in history both from Dhaka University. He has been involved with the Bangladesh Awami League as a candidate since 1970. His wife was killed by terrorists in 2004. After a long career, he became the President of Bangladesh in 2009, when no other candidate opposed him he won by default.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zillur_Rahman

Updated on: December 2, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Bangladesh


Sheikh HasinaSheikh Hasina

Date of Birth: 28 September 1947
Birth Place: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Political Party: Awami League
Arrival in Power: 6 January 2009
Religion: Islam
Profession: NA

Biography:


Sheikh Hasina was born in Gopalganj, Bangladesh in 1947. She is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman the founding father of Bangladesh. Her involvement in politics began in the 1960's during her student years. In 1975 her family was assassinated during a coup d'état, this lead her to pursue her political career because she could take her father's place as the head of the Bangladesh Awami League.


She played an important role during the military regime of General Hossain Mohammad Ershad, as she assembled the opposition parties against the government and called for fair elections. She became Prime Minister for the first time in 1996, a post she would hold until 2001. Even after 5 years of rule, Bangladesh was still considered one of the most, if not the most corrupt country in the world, which was seen as a major failure of her rule. Following her rule she was accused of several criminal charges, all of which were dropped. She ran in the 2008 election, and won by a wide margin.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Hasina

Updated on: December 2, 2011