Bangladeshi MPs take oaths to form new government

Washington, Jan. 9: Bangladesh’s newly elected lawmakers have taken the oath of office.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the national parliament, with lawmakers from the ruling Awami League party and its main ally Jatiya Party taking their oaths.

According to ABC News, Independents and others from smaller parties were sworn in separately Thursday, according to the Parliament Secretariat.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won 232 of the 300 seats up for election in Sunday’s violence-plagued vote.

Hasina’s new government will name a Cabinet this weekend

Roushan Ershad, the wife of former military dictator H.M. Ershad is expected to be named as opposition leader, the report said. She is a leader of the Jatiya Party. (ANI)