The Awami League-led alliance is set to
form the governmenton on Tuesday after having got an absolute majority in the
parliament in an election held on December 29.
ceremony of the new government, to be headed by Sheikh Hasina, whose alliance
had a landslide victory in the December 29 polls winning 262 out of the 299
parliamentary seats, is scheduled for a 6.30pm start at Bangabhaban, officials
Bangladesh’s President, Iajuddin Ahmed,
who on Monday invited Hasina to form the government as the chief of the
majority party in the parliament, will administer oath to the new prime
minister and her cabinet members. The
President spoke to the Prime Minister-in Waiting over the phone. About a
thousand guests have been invited to the ceremony to be held in the Durbar Hall
A list of cabinet members had been
finalized and the Cabinet Division was given an idea to prepare for
oath-taking, accommodation and transport of about 40 ministers.