Bangladeshi general election, 1973

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Bangladeshi general election, 1973
Bangladesh
1970 (East Pakistan) ←
March 7, 1973 (1973-03-07)
→ 1979

All 300 seats in the Jatiyo Sangshad
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party


 


Leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Party Awami League
Leader since 1963
Leader's seat Gopalganj
Last election 160 seats
Seats won 293
Seat change +133
Popular vote 13,798,717
Percentage 73.2%

Prime Minister before election

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Awami League

Prime Minister-designate

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Awami League

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The First National Parliamentary Elections 1973 (Bengali: প্রথম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন ১৯৭৩) were held in Bangladesh on 7 March 1973. The result was a victory for the Bangladesh Awami League, who won 293 of the 300 seats, including eleven constituencies where they were elected unopposed without a vote.[1] Voter turnout was 54.9%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Bangladesh Awami League 13,798,717 73 293
National Awami Party (Muzaffar) 1,569,299 8 0
Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal 1,229,110 7 5
National Awami Party (Bhashani) 1,002,771 5 0
Communist Party of Bangladesh 989,884 4 1
Independents 199,673 1 1
Invalid/blank votes 477,875 - -
Total 19,329,683 100 300
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p535 ISBN 0-19-924958-X