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Bangladeshi General Election, June 1996

 

Bangladesh Awami League won the general elections for the first time since 1973 by forming a coalition government, since they fell 5 seats short of a majority.

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Bangladesh Awami League 15,882,792 37.4 146 New
Bangladesh Nationalist Party 14,255,986 33.6 116 -34
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

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