Grand Alliance (Bangladesh)

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Grand Alliance
মহাজোট
LeaderSheikh Hasina
Secretary-GeneralAmir Hossain Amu
Members6
Founded2008; 14 years ago (2008)
Preceded by14 Party Alliance
HeadquartersDhaka
IdeologyBig-tent
Political positionCentre-left
Seats in the Jatiya Sangsad
327 / 350
Website
www.albd.org
Amir Hossain Amu, former Bangladeshi Minister of Industries and Member of the Bangladesh Awami League and coordinator & spokesman of Grand Alliance[1]

The Grand Alliance (Bengali: মহাজোট) is big-tent political alliance of predominantly left-leaning political parties in Bangladesh formed before the 2008 general election. The Grand Alliance is led by the Awami League.[2]

Membership[edit]

Members of the Grand Alliance
Party Members of Parliament City Mayors
1 Awami League 301 10
2 Jatiya Party (Ershad) 26 1
3 Workers Party of Bangladesh 4 0
4 Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal 2 0
5 Jatiya Party (Manju) 1 0
6 Bangladesh Tarikat Federation 1 0
7 Bangladesh Nationalist Front 0 0
Total 335/350 11/12

Electoral 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

2018 Bangladeshi general election[edit]

Total seats: 300

Grand Alliance: 289

Jatiya Oikya Front: 8

Independents and others : 3

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.