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Bangladesh: A list of Members of Parliament and their constituencies for the current and 1990 parliaments

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1993
Citation / Document Symbol BGD14093
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bangladesh: A list of Members of Parliament and their constituencies for the current and 1990 parliaments, 1 June 1993, BGD14093, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abfc37.html [accessed 2 September 2014]
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Information on this specific subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB, however the following information might be useful.

The Parliament or Jatiya Sangsad is a unicameral legislature made up of 300 members who are directly elected by universal adult suffrage for five-year terms (Kurian 1992, 116). In order to ensure women's representation in Parliament, 30 women members are elected by other members of the Jatiya Sangsad (Ibid.).

In the general election of 27 February 1991, the Nationalist Party took 140 seats, Nationalist Awami League 84, the Jatiya Party 35, Jamaat-i-Islami 18, Communist Party of Bangladesh 5, Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League 4, Islam Oikya Jote 1, Ganotantrik Party 1, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-Siraj 1, Workers Party 1, National Awami Party-Muzaffar 1, and Independents 3 (Dhaka Domestic Service 1 Mar. 1991).

                Additional and/or corroborative information on the requested subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB in Ottawa.

 References

Domestic Service [Dhaka, in English]. 1 March 1991. "Nationalist Party Wins 140 Seats in Parliament." (FBIS-NES-91-041 1 Mar. 1991, 42)

Kurian, George Thomas, ed. 1992. Encyclopedia of the Third World. 4th ed. Vol. 1. New York: Facts on File Inc.

Attachments

Domestic Service [Dhaka, in English]. 1 March 1991. "Nationalist Party Wins 140 Seats in Parliament." (FBIS-NES-91-041 1 Mar. 1991, 42)

Kurian, George Thomas, ed. 1992. Encyclopedia of the Third World. 4th ed. Vol. 1. New York: Facts on File Inc.

Banks, Arthur S., ed. 1992. Political Handbook of the World: 1992. 16th ed. Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications.

The Europa World Year Book 1991. 1991. Vol. 1. London: Europa Publications Ltd.

The Xinhua General Overseas News Service. 8 March 1991. "Official Results of Bangladesh 5th Parliamentary Elections." (NEXIS)

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