President Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office of the prime minister to Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina and to the new members of the cabinet in the afternoon at Bangabhaban.

The president earlier invited Hasina to form the government. The Awami League party won the January 5 parliamentary elections, boycotted by the opposition parties.

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad also attended the swearing-in ceremony.


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