Dhaka: Mohammed Shahabuddin has been sworn in as the 22nd president of Bangladesh.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury conducted the oath-taking ceremony at the Bangabhaban Darbar Hall at 11 am on Monday.
Outgoing president Md Abdul Hamid, the only person in Bangladesh who has held the post of president for 10 years in two consecutive terms, was also onstage.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, the new president’s wife Rebeka Sultana and the departing president’s wife Rashida Khanam were in attendance.
Cabinet Secretary Mahbub Hossain moderated the ceremony.
Shahabuddin, an Awami League candidate, was elected uncontested on Feb 13. Some people held the post multiple times. Hence, Shahabuddin is the 17th person to take the office.