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New cabinet to take oath this evening

The ruling Awami League (AL) is going to form a new government for the fourth consecutive time. The new cabinet led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be sworn in at 7pm on Thursday at Bangabhaban.

Besides, the Prime Minister, the list of 36 members of the new cabinet has been published. Among them, 25 are ministers and 11 are state ministers.

Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain will conduct the new ministers’ oath-taking ceremony at Durbar Hall of the Bangabhaban.

On January 7, the 12th parliamentary election was held in 299 seats.

Bangladesh Awami League won 222 seats, Jatiya Party won 11 seats and independent candidates 62 seats, partners of the Awami League-led 14-party combine -Workers Party and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasod) got one seat each.

Bangladesh Kalyan Party won in one seat in the polls.