Grand Alliance (Bangladesh)

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Grand Alliance
মহাজোট
LeaderSheikh Hasina
Secretary-GeneralAmir Hossain Amu
Members(2020)6
Founded2008; 13 years ago (2008)
Preceded by14 Party Alliance
HeadquartersDhaka
IdeologyCatch-all
Political positionBig tent
Seats in the Jatiya Sangsad
327 / 350
Website
www.albd.org
Sheikh Hasina, current Bangladeshi Prime Minister and Leader of the Bangladesh Awami League and Grand Alliance
Amir Hossain Amu, former Bangladeshi Minister of Industries and Member of the Bangladesh Awami League and secretary general of Grand Alliance[1]

The Grand Alliance (Bengali: মহাজোট) is a coalition government in Bangladesh that was formed in 2008 and consisted of the Bangladesh Awami League, Jatiya Party, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Workers Party, Liberal Democratic Party and nine other parties. The Grand Alliance won the 2008 Parliamentary election and formed a government in 2009.[2]

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) left the Grand Alliance before the election and contested independently. The LDP joined the 18 Party Alliance in 2012.

History[edit]

2008 Bangladeshi general election[edit]

Total seats: 300

Grand Alliance: 263

Four Party Alliance : 33

Independents and others : 04

2014 Bangladeshi general election[edit]

Total seats: 300

Grand Alliance: 280

Four Party Alliance: Boycotted

Independents and others : 20

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former member[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "14-Party Alliance gets Amir Hossain Amu as new coordinator". Dhaka Tribune. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Caretaker Government". Banglapedia. Retrieved 12 November 2016.