Abdul Hamid is the new Bangladesh President
Abdul Hamid was sworn in as 17th Bangladesh President replacing Zillur Rahman, who died last month. Abdul Hamid was previously the parilamentary speaker of Bangladesh Assembly.
- Parliament speaker and acting President since March 14 when Mr. Rahman went for medical treatment to Singapore.
- Member of the Awami League.
- A former lawyer.
- Political career began when he joined Bangladesh Chhatra League in 1959.