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Bangladeshi general election, June 1996


Bangladeshi general election, June 1996

Bangladeshi general election, June 1996

June 12, 1996 (1996-06-12)

All 300 seats in the Jatiyo Sangshad
151 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Sheikh Hasina Khaleda Zia H M Ershad
Party Awami League BNP JP
Leader since 1981 1984 1986
Leader's seat Gopalganj-3 Feni-1 Rangpur
Last election boycotted 300 seats, 100% boycotted
Seats won 146 116 32
Seat change Increase58 (from 1991 elections) Decrease184(from Feb 1996 elections) Decrease3(from 1991 elections)
Popular vote 15,882,792 14,255,986 6,954,981
Percentage 37.4% 33.6% 16.4%
Swing Increase7.3%(from 1991 elections) Decrease66.4%(from Feb 1996 elections) Increase4.5%(from 1991 elections)

Prime Minister before election

Khaleda Zia

Prime Minister-designate

Sheikh Hasina
Awami League

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of

The Seventh National Parliamentary Elections 1996 (Bengali: সপ্তম জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন ১৯৯৬) were held in Bangladesh on 12 June 1996. The result was a victory for the Bangladesh Awami League, which won 146 of the 300 seats. Voter turnout was 75.6%, the highest to date.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Bangladesh Awami League 15,882,792 37.4 146 New
Bangladesh Nationalist Party 14,255,986 33.6 116 -184
Jatiya Party 6,954,981 16.4 32 New
Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh 3,653,013 8.6 3 New
Islami Oikkya Jote 461,517 1.1 1 New
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Rab) 97,916 0.2 1 New
74 other parties 662,451 1.6 0 0
Independents 449,618 1.1 1 -9
Invalid/blank votes 462,302 - - -
Total 42,880,576 100 300 0
Source: Nohlen et al.



  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p525 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
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