Bangladeshi general election, 2001

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Bangladeshi general election, 2001
Bangladesh
1996 ←
October 1, 2001 (2001-10-01) → 2008

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 116 seats, 33.60% 151 seats, 37.40% 32 seats, 16.40%
Seats won 193 62 14
Seat change Increase 77 Decrease 84 Decrease 18
Popular vote 23,074,714 22,310,276 4,023,962
Percentage 41.40% 40.02% 7.22%
Swing Increase 6.80% Increase 2.62% Decrease 7.18%

Prime Minister before election

Sheikh Hasina
Awami League

Prime Minister-designate

Khaleda Zia
BNP

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The Eighth National Parliamentary Elections 2001 (Bengali: অষ্টম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন ২০০১) were held in Bangladesh on 1 October 2001. 300 single-seat constituencies for the Jatiyo Sangshad were contested by 1,935 candidates representing 54 parties and including 484 independents. The election was the second to be held under the caretaker government concept, introduced in 1996. The chief adviser of the caretaker government was Justice Latifur Rahman.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1 October 2001 Bangladesh Jatiyo Sangshad election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Dal) 23,074,714 41.40 193
Bangladesh Awami League 22,310,276 40.02 62
Jatiya Party (Ershad) 4,023,962 7.22 14
Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh 2,385,361 4.28 17
Jatiya Party (Naziur) 521,472 0.94 4
Islami Oikya Jote 312,868 0.56 2
Krishak Shramik Janata League 261,344 0.47 2
Jatiya Party (Manju) 243,617 0.44 1
Non-partisan and others 2,262,045 4.06 6
vacant   - 2
Total (turnout 74.9 %) 55,728,162 100.0 300
Rejected votes 441,871
Total votes 56,169,233
Registered voters 74,951,319
Source: Bangladesh Election Commission through Adam Carr and Daily Star
  • Turnout was 74.96% (56,169,233)
  • Number of polling stations: 29,978
  • Number of polling booths: 149,288
  • Number of polling officers: 477,842
  • Total Registered Voters:7,50,00,656
  • Male Voter: 3,86,84,972
  • Female Voters:3,63,15,684
  • Cast Votes: 75.59%

(Source Bangladesh Election Commission)