Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1996–2001, since 2009)

Sheikh Hasina Wazed (Bengali: শেখ হাসিনা ওয়াজেদ; born 28 September 1947) is a Bangladeshi politician who has served as the tenth Prime Minister of Bangladesh from June 1996 to July 2001 and again since January 2009. She is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father and first president of Bangladesh. Having served for a combined total of over 19 years, she is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh. As of 11 January 2024, she is the world's longest-serving female head of government.


Sheikh Hasina

MP
শেখ হাসিনা
Hasina in 2023
10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Assumed office
6 January 2009
President
Preceded byFakhruddin Ahmed (acting)
In office
23 June 1996 – 15 July 2001
President
Preceded byMuhammad Habibur Rahman (acting)
Succeeded byLatifur Rahman (acting)
8th Leader of the House
Assumed office
6 January 2009
Preceded byKhaleda Zia
In office
23 June 1996 – 15 July 2001
Preceded byKhaleda Zia
Succeeded byKhaleda Zia
8th President of Awami League
Assumed office
16 February 1981
General Secretary
Preceded byAbdul Malek Ukil
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
12 June 1996
Preceded byMujibur Rahman Howlader
ConstituencyGopalganj-3
In office
27 February 1991 – 15 February 1996
Preceded byKazi Firoz Rashid
Succeeded byMujibur Rahman Howlader
ConstituencyGopalganj-3
2nd Leader of the Opposition
In office
10 October 2001 – 29 October 2006
Prime MinisterKhaleda Zia
Preceded byKhaleda Zia
Succeeded byKhaleda Zia
In office
20 March 1991 – 30 March 1996
Prime MinisterKhaleda Zia
Preceded byAbdur Rab
Succeeded byKhaleda Zia
In office
7 May 1986 – 3 March 1988
PresidentHussain Muhammad Ershad
Preceded byAsaduzzaman Khan
Succeeded byAbdur Rab
Personal details
Born (1947-09-28) 28 September 1947 (age 76)
Tungipara East Bengal, Pakistan (now Tungipara, Gopalganj, Bangladesh)
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
Other political
affiliations
Grand Alliance (since 2008)
Spouse(s)
(m. 1968; died 2009)
Children
MotherSheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib
FatherSheikh Mujibur Rahman
RelativesSee Sheikh-Wazed family
Education
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