DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh prime minister-elect Sheikh Hasina Wajed is expected to take power in the impoverished country by January 6, following her landslide election victory, officials said Friday. The Awami League party leader crushed her rivals in Monday's general election, which signalled the end of two years of rule by an army-backed caretaker regime. Party campaign manager H.T. Imam said new MPs were likely to be sworn in within the next two days. The party with the biggest majority will then elect a leader of the house who will then form a government, he said. "Once the leader of the house, which will be Sheikh Hasina, is elected, the president is notified and he will ask the leader to send a list of ministers to him," Imam said. "To my reckoning we should be able to hold a final swearing-in at the latest by January 6," he said. Presidential spokesman Sirajul Islam said Sheikh Hasina would most probably be sworn in on Tuesday. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Sheikh Hasina's arch rival Khaleda Zia won just 29. Held under tight security, the first polls since 2001 attracted a turnout of 87 percent and saw none of the deadly unrest that forced the last scheduled vote to be cancelled and the army-backed administration take control. A nationwide ban on political activity " in place during voting " was lifted from Thursday, since when there have been 13 "minor" incidents, national police chief Nur Mohammad said. "There have been a couple of minor incidents but nothing out of the ordinary and security is completely under control," he said. "Things are going fine and we expect it to stay that way." After alleging election fraud in the immediate wake of the results, the BNP on Thursday accepted defeat, but stood by its charge of vote rigging. "We want to give the Awami League party the opportunity to run the country. We want to see them keep their promises to the people," BNP spokesman Khondaker Delwar Hossain said. Independent observers, including a team from the European Union, have declared the election free and fair.