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Bangladesh President resigns

Bangladesh President resigns
Bangladesh's President Iajuddin Ahmed has stepped down as interim leader. Nine advisers to the government are also reported to have resigned and a night-time curfew has been imposed.



This comes just hours after the President reportedly postponed this month's elections and declared a state of emergency in the country.


Bangladesh has seen violent protests led by a political alliance that was threatening to boycott the vote, which they claimed would not be free and impartial.


According to the constitution, rallies and protests are prohibited under a state of emergency.


In addition, private broadcasters have been ordered to suspend their news programmes.


The government also indefinitely imposed a night-time curfew in the capital Dhaka and 60 other cities on Thursday.