Mymensingh-1

Mymensingh-1 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2016 by Jewel Areng of the Awami League.

Mymensingh-1
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictMymensingh District
DivisionMymensingh Division
Electorate377,296 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Jewel Areng

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Dhobaura and Haluaghat upazilas.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

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

Ahead of the 2008 general election, the Election Commission redrew constituency boundaries to reflect population changes revealed by the 2001 Bangladesh census.[4] The 2008 redistricting altered the boundaries of the constituency.[5]

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member Party
1973 Md. Delwar Hossain Awami League[6]
1979 Tafazzal Hossain Khan Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
1986 Md. Emdadul Haque Jatiya Party[8][9]
1991 Promode Mankin Awami League
1996 Afzal H. Khan Bangladesh Nationalist Party
2001 Promode Mankin Awami League
2016 by-election Jewel Areng Awami League

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Promode Mankin died in May 2016. Jewel Areng, his son, was elected in a July by-election.[10]

Mymensingh-1 by-election, 2016[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Jewel Areng[note 1] 170,234 91.6 +31.5
Independent Selima Khatun 14,338 7.7 N/A
JP(E) Sohrab Uddin Khan[note 2] 1,586 0.9 N/A
Majority 155,846 83.8 +62.1
Turnout 185,896 51.3 -44.3
Awami League hold

Promode Mankin was re-elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[12]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Mymensingh-1[2][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Promode Mankin 142,981 60.1 +21.9
BNP Afzal H. Khan 91,345 38.4 +5.5
IAB Md. Ali Akbar 3,487 1.5 N/A
Majority 51,636 21.7 +16.4
Turnout 237,813 95.6 +20.3
Awami League hold
General Election 2001: Mymensingh-1[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Promode Mankin 47,873 38.2 +7.2
BNP Afzal H. Khan 41,280 32.9 +1.9
IJOF Ali Azgar 35,770 28.5 N/A
Independent Md. Habibur Rahman 416 0.3 N/A
Majority 6,593 5.3 -6.9
Turnout 125,339 75.3 +5.4
Awami League gain from BNP

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Mymensingh-1[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BNP Afzal H.Khan 42,349 43.2 +20.1
Awami League Promode Mankin 30,410 31.0 -5.6
JP(E) Md. Emdadul Haque 22,259 22.7 -3.4
Jamaat-e-Islami Md. Hafizur Rahman 2,015 2.1 N/A
IOJ Md. Abu Sayed 629 0.6 N/A
Zaker Party Abdus Samad Miah 333 0.3 +0.2
NAP Md. Dewan Sirajul Islam Sarnali 125 0.1 N/A
Majority 11,939 12.2 +1.7
Turnout 98,120 69.9 +17.8
BNP gain from Awami League
General Election 1991: Mymensingh-1[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Promode Mankin 27,191 36.6
JP(E) Md. Emdadul Haq 19,390 26.1
BNP Tafazzal Hossain Khan 17,171 23.1
JSD (R) Md. Ali Azgar 9,878 13.3
Zaker Party A. Samad 689 0.9
Majority 7,801 10.5
Turnout 74,319 52.1
Awami League gain from JP(E)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Some sources report a slightly higher 2016 vote count for Areng, 170,270.
  2. ^ The only sources that report on the third place finisher are internally inconsistent, but the discrepancies in their figures are not large enough to change the outcome.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mymensingh-1". 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. ^ Rahman, Syedur (2010). Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh. Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8108-7453-4.
  5. ^ Liton, Shakhawat (11 July 2008). "Final list of redrawn JS seats published". The Daily Star.
  6. ^ Bangladesh Election Commission (13 February 2018). "Parliament Election 1973: Constituency wise Result of Mymensingh-1". Archived from the original on 14 February 2018.
  7. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "List of 4th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b "AL wins by-polls in Mymensingh". The Daily Star. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Maẏamanasinhēra duṭi upanirbācanē ā'ōẏāmī līga prārthī bijaẏī" ময়মনসিংহের দুটি উপনির্বাচনে আওয়ামী লীগ প্রার্থী বিজয়ী [Awami League candidate winners of Mymensingh by two by-polls]. Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 19 July 2016.
  12. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  15. ^ 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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°07′N 90°20′E / 25.12°N 90.34°E / 25.12; 90.34