The Awami League won a single victory in 151 seats in the privately announced results of the 12th National Assembly elections. Through this, Sheikh Hasina is going to become the Prime Minister for the fourth consecutive time. Awami League president is going to become the prime minister for the fifth time.
According to the latest news released by the Election Commission (EC), Awami League has won 151 seats. Out of the total 300 seats in the country, 151 seats are needed to form the government. However, due to the death of the candidate, the polling of Naogaon-2 seat was postponed earlier. As a result, polling took place in 299 seats. However, the ruling Awami League is going to form the next government. And as the president of the party, the leadership of that government is also going to Sheikh Hasina.
In the private results of the election, no party is even close to the edge of the boat. Independent candidates stand second. However, the results of all seats are not yet available. The EC has announced the private results of the last total of 206 seats.
After the counting of votes, center-wise results are released. According to the results obtained, Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has won Gopalganj-3 constituencies privately for the eighth time in a row.
Polling started from 8 am on Sunday and continued till 4 pm. Polling in 7 centers was canceled due to allegations of irregularities across the country. There were 42 thousand 24 centers in this election. There were 2 lakh 60 thousand 856 polling booths. More than 200,000 election officials from returning officers to polling officers performed duties in the elections.
Among them there were 66 returning officers, 590 assistant returning officers and more than 42 thousand presiding officers. Out of 44 parties registered by the Election Commission (EC), 28 parties participated in this election. Other like-minded parties including BNP did not participate.
In the country’s electoral system, a party needs to get at least 151 seats out of 300 to form a single government. There are precedents in the country for forming a government with the support of other parties if a single majority is not achieved.
The 2008 Ninth National Assembly election is considered to be the most free and impartial election in the country’s history. Awami League got 230 seats in this election. BNP got 30 seats. And Awami League’s electoral alliance partner Jatiya Party had 27 seats.
After that, two more elections were held in the country in 2014 and 2018. Among them, BNP boycotted the 10th National Parliament election in 2014. BNP boycotted the election this time too.