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Hasina ranks 26th on Forbes list of most powerful women

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Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina, seeking an unprecedented fourth term in power by the end of this month, has advanced  on the Forbes list of most powerful women in the world.
She has jumped four places to the 26th position on the Power Women 2018 list published by the magazine on Tuesday.
Her position on the list improved to 30th last year from 36th in 2016 and 59th in 2015.
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, who recently announced that she will not seek re-election in 2021, tops the list for the eighth consecutive year.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has come second and IMF's
Christine Lagarde third while Melinda Gates has dropped to sixth position.
Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors is on the fourth position on the list, Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson fifth, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki seventh, Banco Santander Chair and Executive Director Ana Patricia Botín eighth, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson ninth and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty 10th.
The US first daughter Ivanka Trump holds the No 24 spot as a key advisor to Donald Trump's administration.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar has dramatically been dropped off the list after coming in at 33 last year.
Despite holding power in her country, she has lost credibility on the world stage after continuing to defend the military's crackdown on the country's Rohingya minority and preventing independent international bodies from investigating.

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