Professor A Q M Badruddoza Chowdhury was on Monday declared the new president of Bangladesh.
He won unopposed as his rival barrister Rowsan Ali withdrew his candidature.
Election Commission (EC) sources said barrister Ali quit the race by submitting his letter of withdrawal at 1125 hrs (local time). The EC will formally make a declaration through a gazette notification in the afternoon.
Prof A Q M Badruddoza Chowdhury, who was appointed foreign minister in Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's coalition government, will be the 14th president of Bangladesh.
The date for his swearing-in is yet to be confirmed.