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Sheikh Hasina sworn in for fourth term

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has been sworn in for her third consecutive term.

President Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to the 71-year-old and to a batch of new ministers.

It is Hasina’s fourth term in office, after having also served as prime minister from 1996-2001.

The ceremony comes following an election marred by violence in which at least 17 people were killed.

The opposition called for a new election, accusing the victors of a crackdown and vote-rigging.

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