Veteran politician Zillur Rahman of Awami League took oath as the 19th President of Bangladesh.
The Election Commission declared him the new head of the state a day before. Chief Justice MM Ruhul Amin administered the oath of office at Bangabhaban at 7.00 pm.After the Swearing-in, the new President Zilur Rahman signed the oath of office and oath of secrecy while the guests witnessing the ceremony gave him a standing ovation.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and outgoing President, Professor Dr Iajuddin Ahmed joined the ceremony along with several hundred distinguished guests including cabinet members while Cabinet Secretary M Abdul Aziz conducted the ceremony.
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