Government and Politics in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the developing countries which still have to discover the way to improve the life of its citizens. The Bangladesh poverty rate is among the highest in the world with people earning as little as $400 a year, an amount with which individuals in month developed countries could not even live for a month. And yet, the people in Bangladesh are forced to make the best of their lives and struggle in an economy that although weak, seems to be improving each year. There are many issues in this country and for those who care Bangladesh has still many social problems to resolve. One of the most prominent ones is of course the wide differences between the rich and the poor, a trend that is most visible in developing countries. Here one can however read more about the Bangladesh government and the ways in which it protects its peoples.

Bangladesh is politically speaking a parliamentary democracy. The unicameral Parliament is directly elected, every 5 years and every individual older than 18 is entitled to cast his vote. At this moment, the Bangladesh parliament is known to have little less than 350 members, out of which 45 seats are reserved for women parliamentarians. The head of the Bangladesh government is the prime minister, who is also responsible for the formation of the cabinet and for running the affairs of the state on a daily basis. The prime minister is appointed by the parliament but he must be invested with the confidence of the parliament or at least a majority of the parliamentarians. The head of the state, as in many other types of democracies is the president. However, the Bangladesh politics confine the president to a ceremonial and rather powerless post. He is however elected by the parliament.