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Sheikh Hasina
শেখ হাসিনা ওয়াজেদ
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10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Assumed office
6 January 2009
President Zillur Rahman
Abdul Hamid
Preceded by Fakhruddin Ahmed (Acting)
In office
23 June 1996 – 15 July 2001
President Abdur Rahman Biswas
Shahabuddin Ahmed
Preceded by Muhammad Habibur Rahman (Acting)
Succeeded by Latifur Rahman (Acting)
Leader of the Opposition
In office
10 October 2001 – 29 October 2006
Preceded by Khaleda Zia
Succeeded by Khaleda Zia
In office
20 March 1991 – 30 March 1996
Preceded by Abdur Rab
Succeeded by Khaleda Zia
In office
7 May 1986 – 3 March 1988
Preceded by Asaduzzaman Khan
Succeeded by Abdur Rab
Leader of the Awami League
Assumed office
16 February 1981
Preceded by Abdul Malek Ukil
Personal details
Born 28 September 1947 (1947-09-28) (age 74)
Tungipara, Gopalganj District, East Bengal
Political party Awami League (1980–present)
Other political
Grand Alliance (2008–present)
Wazed Miah
(m. 1968; died 2009)
  • Sajeeb
  • Saima
Parents Mujibur Rahman (Father)
Fazilatunnesa Mujib (Mother)
Relatives See Sheikh-Wazed family
Alma mater Eden Mohila College
University of Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina Wazed (born 28 September 1947) is a Bangladeshi politician serving as the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh, having held the office since January 2009. She had previously served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001. She is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh.

She is the daughter of Bangladesh's first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Sheikh Hasina is the eldest of his five children. Her 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. In 2008, she returned as Prime Minister with a landslide victory. In January 2014, she became Prime minister for a third term in an unopposed election, in an election boycotted by the opposition and criticised by international observers. She won a fourth term in December 2018, following an election marred with violence and criticised by the opposition as being rigged.

Hasina is considered one of the most powerful women in the world, ranking 26th on Forbes' list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018. and 30th in 2017. Sheikh Hasina has also made a list of "top 100 Global Thinkers" of the present decade. She is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an International network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers.

She has also been praised for economic growth under her tenure.

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