Sheikh Hasina

Brief Profile

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (Also Sheikh Hasina Wazed Bengali: শেখ হাসিনা) is the current and three times Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and also the President of ruling Bangladesh Awami League.

She is also the Member of Parliament (MP) from Gopalganj-3 constituency in the 10th National Parliament.

Sheikh Hasina is the eldest child of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and was born on 28 September 1947 at her parental home in Tungipara of Gopalganj district.

She has been serving as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh since January 2009 and was re-elected in 2014.

Hasina's political career has spanned more than four decades. She previously served as opposition leader from 1986 to 1990 and from 1991 to 1995, as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001, and has been leading the Bangladesh Awami League since 1981.[1][2][3][4] In 2008, she returned as Prime Minister with a landslide victory. In January 2014, she was re-elected after her party won the election.

Hasina is one of the most powerful women in the world, ranking 30th on Forbes' list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017.[5] She was also selected among Time magazine’s top 100 influential people in 2018. Hasina is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an International network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers.[6] In 2017 Hasina has been featured distinctively in a book named Women Presidents and Prime Ministers as one of the 18 current women national leaders of the world.[7]

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