The Bangladesh government will have to choose the 22nd president after the present President Abdul Hamid's term ends on April 23.
The ruling Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will choose a suitable candidate for the office of head of state to replace Abdul Hamid, a source said, Daily Star reports. But she has not shared any names yet.
“The prime minister, who is also our party president, will take comments and observations from parliamentary party members before selecting a candidate. The president will be elected in due time, in line with the constitution,” said Matia Chowdhury, a presidium member of the Awami League.
The source also said that an AL candidate will be elected as president, as Awami League holds the absolute majority in parliament and whose members elect the president.