Bangladesh Election Commission announces results of 299 seats in Parliamentary elections
Bangladesh Election Commission (EC) today announced the results of 299
seats in the 9th Parliamentary elections held on Monday.
With the results of
295 seats were announced yesterday and 4 more seats were announced today, all
winners from the 299 constituencies out of 300 in the country are clear.
election for one seat was rescheduled to be held on Jan. 12, 2009 due to the
death of one candidate.
According to EC, former prime minister Sheikh
Hasina-led Awami League won 231 seats, former prime minister Khaleda Zia-led
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) won 29 seats, former president Muhammad
Ershad-led Jatiya Party won 27 seats, JSD won 3 seats, Workers Party of
Bangladesh won 2 seats, Bangladesh Jamaate Islami won 2 seats, Bangladesh Jatiya
Party won 1 seat, LDP won 1 seat and independents won 3 seats.
publish the final results of the elections in a government gazette, then the
newly-elected members of Parliament will be swore in.
According to the law,
any party which wins majority seats in Parliament election will be qualified to
form a government.
With Hasina-led Awami League won more than two third
seats, so Awami League will be qualified to former the next government.
9th Parlimentary elections was scheduled to be held on Jan. 22, 2007. Due to the
differences between BNP and Awami League over election issues, the political
situation deteriorated. President Iajuddin Ahmed on Jan. 11, 2007 had to
declared state of emergency and postponed the election.
The new caretaker
government headed by former central bank governor Fakhruddin Ahmed took office
on Jan. 12, 2007 and has promised to hold a free and fair