West News Wire: After no other candidates were put out, Mohammad Shahabuddin Chuppu, 74, was named the upcoming president-elect of Bangladesh by the nation’s Election Commission.

Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal told reporters in the nation’s capital, Dhaka, that the candidate of the ruling AwamPi League (AL) party won the 22nd presidential election without any opposition.

On Sunday, the presidential election’s nominating process came to a close.

In the 350-seat national parliament, the AL party had 302 members, and no other party had enough supporters to put out a presidential candidate.

Shahabuddin, a former district judge who was born in 1949 and hails from the northern Pabna district, also served on the AL’s Advisory Council.

A freedom fighter of the country’s independence war in 1971, he also served as commissioner of the country’s autonomous body Anti-Corruption Commission.

Shahabuddin will replace the incumbent, Abdul Hamid, whose tenure expires on April 24.

According to the country’s constitution, the presidential election must be held 60 to 90 days before the expiry of each five-year term.

Hamid cannot become president again as he was elected for two terms, according to the country’s constitution.

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