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Part IV Indian Subcontinent, 21 Bangladesh »

Moin Ghani, Dr Kamal Hossain
From: Asia Arbitration Handbook
Edited By: Michael Moser, John Choong
21.01 Bangladesh is officially known as the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It achieved independence from Pakistan in 1971 after a war of liberation. The country is a parliamentary democracy. 21.02 The executive branch of the government consists of the President (head of state), Prime Minister (head of government), and the Cabinet of Ministers. The legislature comprises of a unicameral Parliament consisting of 345 members. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice of Bangladesh. 21.03 The population of Bangladesh in 2008 was 142.4 million, while the GDP was...