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Hasina invited to form govt

Dhaka, Jan. 10 (PTI): Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina was today invited by the President to form a government after her party’s victory in the January 5 elections.

“President (Abdul Hamid) invited Sheikh Hasina to form the government as leader of the house when she called on him at the presidential palace,” the President’s spokesman Ihsanul Karim said.

Earlier, 66-year-old Hasina was unanimously elected as leader of the Awami League Parliamentary Party.

According to officials, several ministers of the outgoing government are expected to be dropped for their poor performance as Hasina forms her new cabinet on Sunday.

The Awami League clinched a landslide victory in the parliamentary election on January 5 by bagging 231 seats after a boycott of the polls by the BNP-led 18-party Opposition alliance.

 
 
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