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‘If Bangladesh succumbs to the rule of one family, it would be a major step backward for the region.’

Khaleda Zia Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2006


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Overview Bangladesh

Both the ruling Awami League and, belatedly, the chief opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), appeared to support the Shahbag demonstrators. Although senior politicians from the ruling party sought to identify themselves with the protests, but their efforts to speak to the crowd were reportedly rejected. In parliament Sheikha Hasina advocated the death penalty, suggesting that  even impartial judges must listen to public opinion. Meanwhile, the opposition BNP, hesitated for over eight days before joining the protesters. The BNP was hindered by its electoral alliance with the biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, the leaders of which were also those on trial.

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Profile: Bangladesh 

In the space of 10 pages the Profile covers the following:

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Gana Prajatantri Bangladesh (People's Republic of Bangladesh)
Head of State: President Abdul Hamid (from 24 April 2013)
Head of government: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed (Awami League) (from 6 Jan 2009)
Ruling party: The Mohajot (Grand Coalition) led by the Awami League (AL) (People’s League) with the Jatiya Party (National Party) (since 29 Dec 2008)
Area: 143,998 square km
Population: 158.22 million (2014)*
Capital: Dhaka
Official language: Bengali (Bangla)
Currency: Taka (Tk) = 100 poisha
Exchange rate: Tk77.80 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$1,172 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 6.11% (2014)*
GDP: US$185.41 billion (2014)*
Inflation: 7.01% (2014)
Natural gas production: 23.60 billion cum (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$10.17 billion (2014)*
* estimated figure


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