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Md. Abdul Hamid is the President of Bangladesh, in office since 2013The President of Bangladesh is the Head of State of Bangladesh. Since 1991, he is elected by Parliament, and thus generally represents the majority party of the legislature. 

The role of the president has been changed three times since Bangladesh achieved independence in 1971. In the caretaker government, the president has the power to control over the Ministry of Defence, the authority to declare a state of emergency, and the power to dismiss the Chief Adviser and other members of the caretaker government.


The Constitution of Bangladesh sets the principle qualifications one must meet to be eligible to the office of the President. A person shall not be qualified for election as President if he-

  • Is less than thirty-five years of age.
  • is not qualified for election a member of Parliament.
  • has been removed from the office of President by impeachment under this Constitution.


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