By Diyar Guldogan,
Ankara: Sheikh Hasina on Monday was sworn in as the Bangladeshi prime minister for her fourth term.
According to the prime ministerial office, Hasina assumed office after a grand alliance led by her party Awami League won parliamentary elections on Dec. 30.
Hasina’s party clinched a landslide victory in the violence-marred elections.
The opposition alliance led by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party rejected the results accusing voter intimidation, vote rigging, and partisan behavior by election officials, and demanded a fresh election under a nonpartisan government.
The election commission and ruling party rejected the vote-rigging and election violence reports, saying the elections were mostly peaceful, fair, and non-violent nationwide.
Hasina became prime minister for the first time on in 1996.