Mohammad Zillur Rahman: President of Bangladesh dies after 10 days in hospital

DHAKA, Bangladesh - DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNN) -- Bangladeshi President Mohammad Zillur Rahman died Wednesday at a Singapore hospital, where he was being treated for a lung infection, according to state-run media in Dhaka.

He was 85.

Rahman was admitted to Mount Elisabeth Hospital on March 10.
 
Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy, meaning the role of the president is largely ceremonial. He is elected by the parliament, as opposed to the prime minister who is the elected in a general election.
 
Rahman was elected to the position in 2009.


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