Because of Bangladesh's extraordinary
current political situation, President Ahmed, who
was elected by parliament five years ago, will stay
in his job for the foreseeable future.
Parliament was dissolved a year
ago and new elections have been postponed, at least
until the beginning of 2008.
With no MPs to choose a new president,
Mr. Ahmed has no choice but to stay in his job.
Elections have been delayed because
the interim government - which is backed by the army
- says it needs to first clean up Bangladesh's corrupt