Bangladeshi general election, 1991

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Bangladeshi general election, 1991
Bangladesh
1988 ←
February 27, 1991 (1991-02-27) → 1996

All 300 seats in the Jatiyo Sangshad
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Khaleda Zia.jpg Sheikh Hasina - 2009.jpg Hussain Muhammad Ershad.jpg
Leader Khaleda Zia Sheikh Hasina H M Ershad
Party BNP Awami League JP
Leader since 1984 1981 1986
Leader's seat Feni-1 Gopalganj-3 Rangpur
Last election boycotted boycotted 251 seats
Seats won 140 88 35
Popular vote 10,507,549 10,259,866 4,063,537
Percentage 30.8% 30.1% 11.9%

Prime Minister before election

Kazi Zafar Ahmed
JP

Prime Minister-designate

Khaleda Zia
BNP

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The Fifth National Parliamentary Elections 1991 (Bengali: পঞ্চম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন ১৯৯১) were held in Bangladesh on 27 February 1991. The result was a victory for the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which won 140 of the 300 seats. Voter turnout was 55.4%.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Bangladesh Nationalist Party 10,507,549 30.8 140 New
Bangladesh Awami League 10,259,866 30.1 88 New
Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh 4,136,461 12.1 18 New
Jatiya Party 4,063,537 11.9 35 -216
Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League 616,014 1.8 5 New
Communist Party of Bangladesh 407,515 1.2 5 New
Islami Oikkya Jote 269,434 0.8 1 New
National Awami Party (Muzaffar) 259,978 0.8 1 New
Ganatantri Party 152,529 0.4 1 New
National Democratic Party 121,918 0.4 1 New
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Siraj) 84,276 0.2 1 -2
Workers Party of Bangladesh 63,434 0.2 1 New
63 other parties 1,663,834 4.9 0 -
Independents 1,497,369 4.4 3 -22
Invalid/blank votes 374,026 - - -
Total 34,477,803 100 300 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p537 ISBN 0-19-924958-X