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    Bangladesh strongman, President Ziaur Rahman, is heading the country back to normal political life after winning a strong endorsement for his tough rule.

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    Bangladesh strongman, President Ziaur Rahman, is heading the country back to normal political life after winning a strong endorsement for his tough rule.

    SYNOPSIS: Having won 77 percent of the vote in the June 3rd election, President Zia was sworn in on Monday (12 June) promising parliamentary elections in December. He came to power following the killing of Sheikh Mujib, in a military coup in 1975. The ceremony was conducted by Justice kamaludin Ahmed.

    The fact that the President intends to stay on has led to claims by opposition politicians that he is trying to establish himself as a dictator. His popularity, however, was evident in the election and opposition charges of ballot rigging were half-hearted. President Zia, who recently formed his own political party said he would use his election victory as a base on which to improve the economy of Bangladesh.

    A formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace declared him the elected head of state.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2DLUZECWY21YGXXI69EPFYGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2DLUZECWY21YGXXI69EPFYGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
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    N/A

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