President of Bangladesh is the head of the state

Bangabhaban, Dhaka – 1000

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Honorable President Abdul Hamid

Abdul Hamid was born on January 1, 1944 in Mithamain upazila of Kishorgonj District. Mr. Hamid was the acting president from March 20 to April 24, 2013. Abdul Hamid tool oath as the President on 22 April, 2013…..read more the president of BangladeshAbdul Hamid President of Bangladesh

The President of Bangladesh is the head of state of Bangladesh and appoints the judiciary, legislative and executive. The president is elected by the parliament since 1991 when Bangladesh started journey to a parliamentary democracy. The President is elected by 300 parliamentarians in an open ballot for five years. The Bangaghaban Palace is office and residence of the Bangladesh president.

During caretaker government, the power of the President are substantially expanded to complete a successful election to transfer power. In the time of election the President has control of Ministry of defense and the only authority to declare a state of emergency. When a new government and parliament are in place and parliament elects a new president the Power and position of the President revert to their ceremonial role.

The constitution of Bangladesh allows the President of Bangladesh to act upon the advice of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The President can dismiss the Parliament upon request of the Prime Minister. The President can appoint the Chief Justice and other Judges of the Court. The President can also appoint the Chief Election Commissioner and other Commissioners.Bangabhaban

By the Article 51 of the Constitution, the President is not answerable for his action to anybody and no criminal charges can be brought against him to the Court. But only the Parliament seeks to impeach the President with specific charges against the President. The President has the Power of mercy to grand pardon to anybody even any verdict given by any Court in Bangladesh.

If the President is absence due to illness or other reasons, the Speaker of Parliament will act as the President of Bangladesh. The President can resign from his office by writing a letter by hand to the speaker.

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Bangladesh President List

Presidents of Bangladesh from 1971 are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Syed Nazrul Islam, Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, Mohammad Mohammadullah, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem, Ziaur Rahman, Abdus Sattar, Ahsanuddin Chowdhury, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Abdur Rahman Biswas, Shahabuddin Ahmed, AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar, Iajuddin Ahmed, Zillur Rahman, Abdul Hamid, who is the current president of Bangladesh

 

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(1920-1975)
President from
April, 11 1971 to January 12 , 1972
Awami League (AL)

Syed Nazrul Islam

Syed Nazrul Islam
(1925-1975)
from
April 17, 1971 to January 12 , 1972
Awami League (AL)

 

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury
(1921-1987)
from
January 12 , 1972 to December 24 , 1973
Awami League (AL)

 

Mohammad Mohammadullah

(1921-1999)
from December 24 , 1973 to January 25 , 1975
Awami League (AL)

 

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(1920-1975)
from January 25 , 1975 to August 15, 1975
Awami League (AL)

 

Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad

Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad
(1918-1996)
from August 15 , 1975 to November 6 , 1975
Awami League (AL)

 

Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem

Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem
(1916-1997)
from November 6 , 1975 to April 21 , 1977
Awami League (AL)

 

Ziaur Rahman

Ziaur Rahman

(1936-1981)
from April 21, 1977 to May 30 , 1981
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

 

Abdus Sattar

(1906-1985)
from May 30 , 1981 to March24 , 1982
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

 

Ahsanuddin Chowdhury

Ahsanuddin Chowdhury
(1915-2001)
from March 27 , 1982 to December 10 , 1983
Independent

 

Hussain Muhammad Ershad

Hussain Muhammad Ershad
(1930-)
from December 11 , 1983 to December 6 , 1990
Jatiya Party (JP)

 

Shahabuddin Ahmed
(1930-)
from December 6 , 1990 to October 10 , 1991

 

Abdur Rahman Biswas

Abdur Rahman Biswas
(1926-)
from October 10 , 1991 to October 9 , 1996
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

 

Shahabuddin Ahmed

Shahabuddin Ahmed
(1930-)
from October 9 , 1996 to November 14, 2001
Awami League (AL)

 

AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury

AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury
(1932-)
from November 14 , 2001 to June 21 , 2002
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

 

Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar

Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar
(1931-)
from June 21, 2002 to September 6 , 2002
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Iajuddin Ahmed

Iajuddin Ahmed
(1931- 10 December 2012 )
from September 6 , 2002 to February 12, 2009
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

 

Zillur Rahman

Zillur Rahman
(1929-2013)
from February 12 , 2009 to March 20, 2013
Awami League (AL)

 

Abdul Hamid

Abdul Hamid
(1944-)
from March 20, 2013 to till day

Awami League ( AL)

Bangladesh president residence is located in Motijheel area beside Dilkusha commercial area. The Bangabhaban is the president office cum residence of Bangladesh president. According to Bangladesh constitution there is no vice-presidency but speaker will be the acting president if the current president of Bangladesh get sick or any there reason that makes the position vacant suddenly.

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