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Bangladesh

People's Republic of Bangladesh

163,654,860 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

92,007,113 63.17%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 5, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Parliament Jatiya Sangsad Assembly
President President Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdul HAMID
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sheikh HASINA Wajed
  • Assembly: Bangladesh has a unicameral National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad) with 350 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad) 300 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.*

* 50 seats in Parliament are reserved for women. The female members are elected by the new representatives on the basis of proportional representation through Single Transferable Vote.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Parliament 2001-10-01 56,185,707 74,946,364 74.97%
National Parliament 2008-12-29 - 81,130,973 -
President 2013-04-22 - 81,130,973 -
National Parliament 2014-01-05 47,262,168 92,007,113 51.37%

Voter Turnout