20 Mar '13, 2pm

Bangladesh president dies in Singapore

Bangladesh president dies in Singapore

Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman has died in a Singapore hospital at the age of 84 after a long illness. Rahman had been flown to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital on March 10 for treatment of respiratory problems. The veteran ruling party politician's death does not affect the government because Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy, with the prime minister holding the executive powers. The president's office said parliamentary speaker Abdul Hamid would act as the head of state until the legislature elected a new one. "The acting president announced the three-day state mourning for the death of President Zillur Rahman ," a presidential spokesman was quoted by Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, the state news agency, as saying. Rahman was a former deputy chief of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League party before parliament elected him president in 2009. In offering her condol...

Full article: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/20133201232457...

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