Mohammed Sahabuddin: Bangladesh: Ruling Awami League nominates ex-judicial officer Mohammed Sahabuddin as presidential candidate

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League nominated former judicial officer Mohammed Sahabuddin as its presidential candidate, party president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced on Sunday.
Accompanied by an Awami League delegation led by general secretary and minister Obaidul Quader, Md Shahabuddin filed his nomination at the Election Commission.
The nomination process ends at 4pm on Sunday while the election is scheduled to take place on February 19, if any other candidate files nomination.
No other party has the numbers in the Bangladesh Parliament. In the 350-member Bangladesh National Parliament, Jatiyo Sangsad, Awami League has 302 members while the Jatiya Party has 26. Other smaller parties like the Workers Party of Bangladesh has four MPs, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh and Gonoforum have two each.
(With inputs from DD News)

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