Bangladeshi general election, 1988

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Bangladeshi general election, 1988
Bangladesh
← 1986 March 3, 1988 (1988-03-03) 1991 →

All 300 seats in the Jatiyo Sangshad
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Hussain Muhammad Ershad Khaleda Zia Sheikh Hasina
Party Jatiya Party (E) BNP Awami League
Leader since 1986 1984 1981
Leader's seat Rangpur Feni-1 Goplagonj-3
Last election 153 seats boycotted 76 seats
Seats won 251 boycotted boycotted
Seat change Increase98 - -76
Popular vote 17,680,133 - -
Percentage 68.4% - -

Prime Minister before election

H M Ershad
Jatiya Party (E)

Subsequent Prime Minister

H M Ershad
Jatiya Party (E)

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The Fourth National Parliamentary Elections 1988 (Bengali: চতুর্থ জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন ১৯৮৮) were held in Bangladesh on 3 March 1988.

The elections were boycotted by several major parties, including the Bangladesh Awami League, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the Communist Party of Bangladesh, Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League, the National Awami Party (Muzaffar) and the Workers Party of Bangladesh.[1] The result was a victory for the Jatiya Party, which won 251 of the 300 seats. Voter turnout was 52.5%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Jatiya Party 17,680,133 68.4 251 +98
Combined Opposition Party 3,263,340 12.6 19 New
Bangladesh Freedom Party 850,284 3.3 2 New
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Siraj) 309,666 1.2 3 0
Bangladesh Khilafat Andolan 242,571 0.9 0 -
Ganatantra Basttabayan Party
Jana Dal
Taish Dalio Jote
Independents 3,487,457 16.3 25 –7
Invalid/blank votes 335,620
Total 26,169,071 100 300 0
Registered voters/turnout 49,863,829 52.5
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p536 ISBN 0-19-924958-X