Bangladeshi general election, 1986

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Bangladeshi general election, 1986
Bangladesh
← 1979 May 7, 1986 (1986-05-07) 1988 →

All 300 seats in the Jatiyo Sangshad
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Hussain Muhammad Ershad.jpg Sheikh Hasina - 2009.jpg
Leader Hussain Muhammad Ershad Sheikh Hasina
Party Jatiya Party (E) Awami League
Leader since 1986 1981
Leader's seat Rangpur Gopalganj
Last election New 54 seats
Seats won 153 76
Seat change Increase153 Increase22
Popular vote 12,079,259 7,462,157
Percentage 42.3% 26.2%

President before election

Hussain Mohammad Ershad
Jatiya Party (E)

Subsequent President

Hussain Mohammad Ershad
Jatiya Party (E)

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The Third National Parliamentary Elections 1986 (Bengali: তৃতীয় জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন ১৯৮৬) were held in Bangladesh on 7 May 1986. A total of 1,527 candidates contested the election.[1] The result was a victory for the Jatiya Party, which won 153 of the 300 seats. Voter turnout was 61.1%.[2] Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the winner of the previous elections, boycotted the election.

British observers including a journalist termed the elections a "tragedy for democracy" and a "cynically frustrated exercise".[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Jatiya Party 12,079,259 42.3 153 New
Bangladesh Awami League 7,462,157 26.2 76 +37
Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh 1,314,057 4.6 10 New
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Rab) 725,303 2.5 4 New
Bangladesh Muslim League 412,765 1.4 4 +4
National Awami Party 369,824 1.3 5 +5
Communist Party of Bangladesh 259,728 0.9 5 +5
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Siraj) 248,705 0.9 3 New
National Awami Party (Muzaffar) 202,520 0.7 2 +1
Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League 191,107 0.7 3 New
Workers Party of Bangladesh 151,828 0.5 3 New
Bangladesh Jayita League 490,372 1.7 0 0
Bangladesh Hindu Oikkya Front
Bangladesh Islamic Andolan
Bangladesh Islamic Republican Party
Bangladesh Khilafat Andolan
Bangladesh Nagarik Sanghati
Gana Azadi League
Islami Jukta Front
Jatiyatabadi Ganatantrik Dal
Jana Dal
Jatiya Janata Party (Odud)
Jatiya Janata Party (Sujat)
Jamaaiatay Olamaya Islam
Jamaaiatay Olamaya Islam-Nezam-e-Islami Party
Pragotishil Jatiyatabadi Dal
Young Muslim Society
Independents 4,619,025 16.3 32 +16
Invalid/blank votes 377,209
Total 28,903,859 100 300 0
Registered voters/turnout 47,305,886 61.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bangladesh Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p536 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (August 28, 2010). "Ershad's desperate bids go in vain". The Daily Star.