Barisal-5

Barisal-5 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Zahid Faruk of the Awami League.

Barisal-5
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictBarisal District
DivisionBarisal Division
Electorate397,514 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Zahid Faruk

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Barisal City Corporation and Barisal Sadar Upazila.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created for the first general elections in newly independent Bangladesh, held in 1973.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Abdul Mannan Howlader Awami League[4]
1979 Sunil Kumar Gupta Bangladesh Nationalist Party[5]
1986 M. Matiur Rahman Jatiya Party[6][7]
1991 Abdur Rahman Biswas Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Dec 1991 by-election Majibur Rahman Sarwar Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1996 Nasim Biswas Bangladesh Nationalist Party
1998 by-election Majibur Rahman Sarwar Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Jan 2014 Shawkat Hossain Hiron Awami League
Jun 2014 by-election Jebunnesa Afroz Awami League
2018 Zahid Faruk Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Shawkat Hossain Hiron died in April 2014.[8] Jebunnesa Afroz, his widow, was elected in a June 2014 by-election.[9]

Barisal-5 by-election, June 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Jebunnesa Afroz 183,629 96.1 +49.3
BNF Saiful Islam Liton 6,136 3.2 N/A
Majority 177,493 92.9 +90.2
Turnout 191,028 55.8 -24.1
Awami League hold

Shawkat Hossain Hiron, of the Awami League, was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[10]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Barisal-5[2][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Majibur Rahman Sarwar 105,694 45.0 -14.7
Awami League Zahid Faruk 99,393 42.3 +13.5
IAB Sayed Md. Faizul Karim 27,156 11.6 N/A
Zaker Party Mizanur Rahman Bachchu 2,023 0.9 N/A
National People's Party A.B.M. Masud Karim 251 0.1 N/A
Independent Mahbub Uddin Ahmed 225 0.1 N/A
Majority 6,301 2.7 -28.1
Turnout 234,742 79.9 +16.1
BNP hold
General Election 2001: Barisal-5[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Majibur Rahman Sarwar 108,412 59.7
Awami League Shawkat Hossain Hiron 52,385 28.8
IJOF Sayed Md. Faizul Karim 20,553 11.3
JSD S. M. Saifur Rahman 244 0.1
Jatiya Party (M) Md. Shafiqul Islam Shah Alam 143 0.1
Majority 56,027 30.8
Turnout 181,737 63.8
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

Nasim Biswas died in March 1998.[14] Majibur Rahman Sarwar, of the BNP, was elected in a mid-1998 by-election.[15][16]

General Election June 1996: Barisal-5[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Nasim Biswas 70,804 45.8
Awami League Mahabub Uddin Ahmed 42,922 27.7
JP(E) Shawkat Hossain Hiron 31,111 20.1
Jamaat-e-Islami Muazzaman Hossain Helel 4,667 3.0
IOJ Syed Nashir Ahmed Kowsher 4,647 3.0
JSD (R) Mostafizur Rahman 330 0.2
FP A. Hannan Chowdhury 131 0.1
Independent Md. Hannan Sherniabad 69 0.0
Independent Md. A. Malek Mridha 68 0.0
Majority 27,882 18.0
Turnout 154,749 73.7
BNP hold

In October 1991, Abdur Rahman Biswas became President of Bangladesh, vacating his parliamentary seat.[17] M. R. Sarwar was elected in a December 1991 by-election.[18]

General Election 1991: Barisal-5[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Abdur Rahman Biswas 52,095 43.7
Awami League Mahabub Uddin Ahmed 28,705 24.1
JP(E) M. Matiur Rahman 22,864 19.2
Jamaat-e-Islami Abul Hasnat Md. Nurullah 5,704 4.8
IOJ Rashid Ahmod Ferdous 4,177 3.5
Workers Party Rashed Khan Menon 1,712 1.4
Zaker Party Alauddin Miah 1,544 1.3
Bangladesh Janata Party Md. Obaidul Islam 1,383 1.2
Independent Md. Enaet Pir Khan 336 0.3
Independent Tofael Ahmed 165 0.1
National Democratic Party Shamsul Alam 138 0.1
JSD (R) Sikder Md. Nizam 131 0.1
FP Kazi Abdul Naim 118 0.1
Jatiya Jukta Front F. A. Faisal 87 0.1
Independent Khandakar M. A. Kasem 35 0.0
Majority 23,390 19.6
Turnout 119,194 47.9
BNP gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Barishal-5". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
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  4. ^ "List of 1st Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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  8. ^ Swapan, Anisur Rahman (22 May 2014). "AL and BNF Candidates will fight for Barisal-5 by-election". Amader Barisal. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  9. ^ a b Swapan, Anisur Rahman (16 June 2014). "By-Election Result of Barisal-5". Amader Barisal. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  10. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  13. ^ a b c "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 29 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Former Bangladesh president Abdur Rahman Biswas dies at 91". bdnews24.com. 3 March 2017.
  15. ^ Akhter, Muhammad Yeahia (2001). Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh. Ashgate. p. 167. ISBN 0-7546-1628-2.
  16. ^ "List of 7th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 6 March 2018.[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Former president Abdur Rahman Biswas dies". Dhaka Tribune. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  18. ^ Akhter, Muhammad Yeahia (2001). Electoral Corruption in Bangladesh. Ashgate. p. 243. ISBN 0-7546-1628-2.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 22°42′N 90°22′E / 22.70°N 90.37°E / 22.70; 90.37