President takes over government

From Times Wire Reports

Bangladesh’s president installed himself as leader of the country’s caretaker government, hoping to end days of deadly rioting over who should oversee the country’s January elections.

There was no immediate disagreement from the opposition, which previously had rejected President Iajuddin Ahmed as interim leader.

Ahmed replaces Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, whose government, which finished its five-year term Friday, was constitutionally required to transfer power to an interim administration.