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Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister

Dhaka: Sheikh Hasina was today sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister for the third time along with her 48-member cabinet after the controversial polls that were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a
PTI January 12, 2014 18:57 IST
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Dhaka: Sheikh Hasina was today sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister for the third time along with her 48-member cabinet after the controversial polls that were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties.

President Abdul Hamid administered the oath - first to Hasina - at the Bangabhavan presidential palace here in a ceremony attended by government and top military officials, foreign envoys, politicians and civil society leaders.  

“I am, Sheikh Hasina, taking oath...that I will discharge my duties faithfully as the prime minister of the government as per the law,” Hasina said amid claps from the audience.  66-year-old Hasina's cabinet was also sworn into office during the nationally-televised ceremony.

The new cabinet comprises 48 members.

Hasina has 29 full ministers, 17 state ministers, and 2 deputy ministers, few from Ershad-led Jatiya Party which plans to sit in the opposition but also have a presence in the Cabinet.