B’desh gets first woman speaker
Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury of the ruling Awami League was sworn in on Tuesday as Bangladesh’s first woman and the youngest speaker. Chaudhury was sworn in as the country’s first woman speaker this evening with President Abdul Hamid administering the oath of office to her. Chaudhury, who was the state minister for women and children affairs until her election as the speaker of the Parliament, was elected unopposed as the country’s first woman speaker by the Parliament. Lawmakers in voice votes unanimously elected her. .