Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu.
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Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu, 74, has been declared as the subsequent president-elect of Bangladesh by the nation’s Election Fee after no different candidate was put ahead.
Chatting with reporters within the capital, Dhaka, Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal stated the ruling Awami League (AL) celebration’s nominee was elected unopposed because the twenty second president.
The nomination course of for the presidential election ended on Sunday.
With 302 members, the AL celebration has the bulk within the 350-seat nationwide parliament, and no different celebration had the numbers to appoint a presidential candidate.
Born in 1949 and hailing from the northern Pabna district, retired district decide Shahabuddin additionally served as a member of the AL’s Advisory Council.
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A freedom fighter of the nation’s independence warfare in 1971, he additionally served as commissioner of the nation’s autonomous physique Anti-Corruption Fee.
Shahabuddin will exchange the incumbent, Abdul Hamid, whose tenure expires on 24 April.
In response to the nation’s structure, the presidential election have to be held 60 to 90 days earlier than the expiry of every five-year time period.
Hamid can’t develop into president once more as he was elected for 2 phrases, in line with the nation’s structure.
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