DHAKA: Mohammed Shahabuddin Chuppu, a retired judge and former commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, has been declared as the president-elect of Bangladesh today, reported Xinhua.
Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal made the announcement at a press conference in Dhaka, saying the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party nominee was elected unopposed.
He said the commission will issue a notification in this regard later today.
The incumbent president Abdul Hamid cannot be re-elected as president for another term as the country’s constitution allows a maximum of two terms for a person in the post of president.
According to the Constitution of Bangladesh, members of parliament are voters in the presidential election.
As the AL party has the absolute majority in the current parliament, it was assumed earlier that Md Shahabuddin Chuppu will be the next president of Bangladesh.