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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina Wazed
(Bengali: শেখ হাসিনা ওয়াজেদ; born 28 September 1947) is a Bangladeshi politician serving as the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh, having held the office since January 2009. She is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh.

She is the daughter of Bangladesh's first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Her political career has spanned more than four decades. She previously served as opposition leader from 1986 to 1990 and from 1991 to 1995, as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001, and has been leading the Bangladesh Awami League since 1981. In 2008, she returned as Prime Minister with a landslide victory. In January 2014, she became Prime Minister for a third term in an unopposed election, in an election boycotted by the opposition and criticised by international observers. She won a fourth term in December 2018, following an election marred with violence and criticised by the opposition as being rigged.

Hasina is considered one of the most powerful women in the world, ranking 26th on Forbes' list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018 and 30th in 2017. Sheikh Hasina has also made her room in the list of top 100 Global Thinkers of the present decade as the famous US-based Foreign Policy journal came up with a register of worldwide thinkers. She is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an International network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers.

Her tenure as Prime Minister has been marred by several scandals and criticised for authoritarian practices. Scandals under her time include: Padma Bridge Scandal, Hallmark-Sonali Bank Scam, Share market Scandal, Rana Plaza collapse, and Bangladesh road safety protests 2018. She has also been praised for economic growth under her tenure.



Personal details

Born  :  28 September 1947 (age 71), Tungipara, Gopalganj District, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan (now Bangladesh)

Political party  :  Awami League (1980–Present)

Other political affiliations  :  Grand Alliance (2008–present)

Spouse(s)    Wazed Miah (m. 1968; died 2009)

Children    :  Sajeeb, Saima

Parents :   Mujibur Rahman (Father), Fazilatunnesa Mujib (Mother)

Alma mater  :  Eden Mohila College, University of Dhaka

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