As soldiers enforce the state of emergency that he declared yesterday, Bangladeshi President Iajuddin Ahmed resigned as head of the interim caretaker government that serves in the period leading up to elections. He will remain as President (a “mostly ceremonial” post, as I often say). He has also delayed the elections from 22 January to an unspecified date. The new head of the caretaker government will be Fakhruddin Ahmed, a former governor of the nation’s central bank. Bangladesh Nobel Peace Prize winnner and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus earlier turned down the post.
The opposition Awami League, which was boycotting the elections over irregularities in the voter list, has praised the decision.
Is this the making of a salida?