President of Bangladesh

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President of Bangladesh
Seal of the President of Bangladesh.svg
Presidential Coat of Arms
Incumbent
Zillur Rahman

since 12 February 2009
Style The Honorable
Residence Bangabhaban Palace
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Formation 26 March 1971
Website http://www.bangladesh.gov.bd/

The President of Bangladesh is the Head of State of Bangladesh. Since 1991, Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy. This makes the President a mostly ceremonial post elected by the parliament.[1] The President lives at the Bangabhaban Palace which is his office and home.

List of presidents[change | change source]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(1920–1975)
Bangabandhu02 big.jpg 11 April 1971 12 January 1972 Awami League
Syed Nazrul Islam
(1925–1975)
17 April 1971 12 January 1972 Awami League
Abu Sayeed Chowdhury
(1921–1987)
12 January 1972 24 December 1973 Awami League
Mohammad Mohammadullah
(1921–1999)
24 December 1973 25 January 1975 Awami League
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(1920–1975)
Bangabandhu02 big.jpg 25 January 1975 15 August 1975 Awami League
Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad
(1918–1996)
15 August 1975 6 November 1975 Awami League
Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem
(1916–1997)
6 November 1975 21 April 1977 Awami League
Ziaur Rahman
(1936–1981)
21 April 1977 30 May 1981 Nationalist Party
Abdus Sattar
(1906–1985)
30 May 1981 24 March 1982 Nationalist Party
Ahsanuddin Chowdhury
(1915–2001)
27 March 1982 10 December 1983 Independent
Hussain Muhammad Ershad
(1930–)
Hussain Muhammad Ershad.jpg 11 December 1983 6 December 1990 Jatiya Party
Shahabuddin Ahmed
(1930–)
6 December 1990 10 October 1991 Awami League
Abdur Rahman Biswas
(1926–)
10 October 1991 9 October 1996 Nationalist Party
Shahabuddin Ahmed
(1930–)
9 October 1996 14 November 2001 Awami League
Badruddoza Chowdhury
(1932–)
14 November 2001 21 June 2002 Nationalist Party
Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar
(1931–)
21 June 2002 6 September 2002 Nationalist Party
Iajuddin Ahmed
(1931–)
6 September 2002 12 February 2009 Nationalist Party
Zillur Rahman
(1929–)
12 February 2009 Incumbent Awami League

References[change | change source]

  1. Background Note: Bangladesh, US Department of State, May 2007