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Sheikh Hasina 29th in Forbes' most influential women

  • Published at 07:03 pm December 13th, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs  a cabinet meeting
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina PID

She is the longest serving prime minister in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked as the 29th most influential woman by Forbes. 

The list titled “The World's 100 Most Powerful Women” was published by the  magazine in its website on Friday.

Last year, her position was 26th.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel retained the top position on the list for the ninth consecutive year, following by Christine Lagarde, president of European Central Bank in the second and Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives in the third position.

Sheikh Hasina is the longest serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh. She is currently serving her fourth term.

She won the fourth term, which is also her third consecutive term, after her party Awami League won 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats in the 11th general election held in December 2018.

Forbes said the prime minster believes this will be her final term and she is focusing on issues such as food security and access to education and healthcare.

In the prime minister’s profile, the magazine said Sheikh Hasina is working on to establish a firm democracy in Bangladesh.