|National Assembly |
|Seats||345 (45 seats reserved for women)|
|29 December 2008|
Jatiya Sangsad or National Assembly is the national parliament of Bangladesh. The current parliament of Bangladesh has 345 seats. This includes 45 seats held for women. People who are in the Jatiya Sangsad are called Members of Parliament or MPs. The last 9th National Parliamentary Election was held on December 29, 2008. Normally elections are every five years.
Members of Parliament can be citizens of only Bangladesh and above the age of 25.
Past parliamentary election results[change | change source]
|Legislature||Majority||Leader of House||Opposition||Opposition Leader||Remarks|
|1st Parliament||Awami League||Sheikh Mujibur Rahman||None||None||No other political party won more than 1 seat|
|2nd Parliament||BNP||Ziaur Rahman||Awami League||None||Opposition was too factioned to elect a leader|
|3rd Parliament||Jatiya Party||H M Ershad||Awami League||Sheikh Hasina|
|4th Parliament||Jatiya Party||H M Ershad||Coalition opposition||A. S. M. Abdur Rab||Rab was dubbed Ershad's domesticated Opposition Leader, since all major parties had boycotted the elections, and Ershad pitched the coalition opposition to give his regime legitimacy.|
|5th Parliament||BNP||Khaleda Zia||Awami League||Sheikh Hasina|
|6th Parliament||BNP||Khaleda Zia||Bangladesh Freedom Party||None|
|7th Parliament||Awami League||Sheikh Hasina||BNP||Khaleda Zia|
|8th Parliament||BNP||Khaleda Zia||Awami League||Sheikh Hasina|
|9th Parliament||Awami League||Sheikh Hasina||BNP||Khaleda Zia|