Cox's Bazar-3

Cox's Bazar-3 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2014 by Shaimum Sarwar Kamal of the Awami League.

Cox's Bazar-3
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
DistrictCox's Bazar District
DivisionChittagong Division
Electorate414,930 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1984
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Shaimum Sarwar Kamal
Created fromChittagong-17

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Cox's Bazar Sadar and Ramu upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1984 from the Chittagong-17 constituency when the former Chittagong District was split into two districts: Chittagong and Cox's Bazar. The boundaries remained the same.[4]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1986 Didarul Alam Chowdhury Jatiya Party[5][6]
1991 Mostaq Ahmad Chowdhury Awami League
1996 Mohammad Khalequzzaman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2001 Mohammad Sahiduzzaman Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2008 Lutfur Rahman Kajal Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2014 Shaimum Sarwar Kamal Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Shaimum Sarwar Kamal was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[7]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Cox's Bazar-3[2][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Lutfur Rahman Kajal 126,478 45.6 -46.3
Awami League Shaimum Sarwar Kamal 86,536 31.2 +24.5
Independent Mohammad Sahiduzzaman 63,068 22.8 N/A
Gano Forum Saiful Islam Chowdhury 578 0.2 N/A
FP Syed Ullaya Azad 247 0.1 N/A
Bangladesh Kalyan Party RAM Ismail Faruk 185 0.1 N/A
Majority 39,942 14.4 -70.8
Turnout 277,092 94.4 +51.8
BNP hold

The BNP candidate died days before the 1 October 2001 general election. Voting in the constituency was postponed until 1 November. Mohammad Sahiduzzaman, the deceased's younger brother, ran in his place.[10][11]

General Election 2001: Cox's Bazar-3[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Mohammad Sahiduzzaman 113,895 91.9 +48.6
Awami League Mostaq Ahmad Chowdhury 8,312 6.7 -19.3
Independent Lutfur Rahman Kajal 746 0.6 N/A
BKSMA (Sadeq) Krishak Md. Sadeq 539 0.4 N/A
Bangladesh Manobatabadi Dal (Bamad) Md. Omar Faruk 237 0.2 N/A
Independent Ameer Mohammad Bachchu 190 0.2 N/A
Majority 105,583 85.2 +67.8
Turnout 123,919 42.6 -32.2
BNP hold

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Cox's Bazar-3[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Mohammad Khalequzzaman 69,119 43.3 +14.0
Awami League Mostaq Ahmad Chowdhury 41,405 26.0 -4.2
Jamaat-e-Islami Salamat Ullah 30,901 19.4 -8.9
JP(E) Nurul Abdar 13,124 8.2 +7.5
IOJ Mohammad Muslem 4,509 2.8 N/A
Independent Didarul Alam Chowdhury 393 0.2 N/A
Majority 27,714 17.4 +16.5
Turnout 159,451 74.8 +21.8
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Cox's Bazar-3[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Mostaq Ahmad Chowdhury 32,106 30.2
BNP Mohammad Khalequzzaman 31,109 29.3
Jamaat-e-Islami Salamat Ullah 30,141 28.3
NDP Shahjahan Chowdhury 9,913 9.3
BAKSAL Nurul Islam 1,686 1.6
JP(E) Khorshed Ara Haque 776 0.7
Independent Hafez Ahmad 222 0.2
Independent Nurul Haque 210 0.2
Independent Munirul Alam Chowdhury 159 0.1
Majority 997 0.9
Turnout 106,322 53.0
Awami League gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cox's Bazar-3". 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.
  3. ^ "Delimitation of Constituencies" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Chittagong" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Bangladeshi Four-Party Alliance Wins 11 More Seats in Re-polling". Xinhua News Agency. 9 October 2001. Election to the Cox's Bazar-3 constituency, suspended due to the death of a candidate two days before the October 1 general election, has been rescheduled for November 1.
  11. ^ Moriarty, James Francis (23 December 2008). "Chittagong Candidates with Checkered Pasts Seek Redemption as Voters Remain Wary of Violence". WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks cable: 08DHAKA1334_a. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  12. ^ 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.

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Coordinates: 21°26′N 91°58′E / 21.44°N 91.97°E / 21.44; 91.97