Abdul Hamid has been elected the president of Bangladesh for a second consecutive term after he became the only candidate to file the paper for the presidential election.
According to Daily Star online, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the development on Wednesday during a press briefing at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Dhaka.
Monday was the last day to submit nomination papers for the post of the president. Only the ruling Awami League submitted the nomination papers for Hamid.
AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday submitted Hamid's nomination papers to the CEC.
Hamid took office on April 24, 2013, and his five-year term expires on April 23. According to article 123 of the constitution, presidential election should be held between 90 and 60 days before the five-year term expires.
Before becoming president, Hamid was elected as lawmaker seven times and also served as the Speaker twice.
He became acting president on March 14, 2013, after Zillur Rahman, president at the time, was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 10.
Zillur breathed his last at the hospital on March 20.Published: 2018-02-07 13:10:47