Abdul Hamid to be sworn in as Bangladesh President for 2nd term


Dhaka, Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid will be sworn in as head of the state for a second consecutive term on Tuesday. The sworn-in ceremony will take place at 1930 hrs and Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will administer oath of office to Mr Hamid at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban," President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin. The ceremony is expected to be joined by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Chief Justice, former Presidents, SC judges, cabinet members, lawmakers, senior politicians, diplomats and other dignitaries. Earlier, Mr Hamid was elected the President on April 22, 2013 and sworn in as the 20th President on April 24, 2013. He took the responsibility of the President in-charge on March 14, 2013 while the then President Md Zillur Rahman was under treatment in Singapore. After the death of Zillur Rahman, he became the Acting President on March 20, 2013.