Sylhet-5

Sylhet-5 is a constituency represented in the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) of Bangladesh since 2019 by Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder of the Awami League.

Sylhet-5
Constituency
for the Jatiya Sangsad
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DistrictSylhet District
DivisionSylhet Division
Electorate324,510 (2018)[1]
Current constituency
Created1973
PartyAwami League
Member(s)Hafiz Ahmed Majumder

BoundariesEdit

The constituency encompasses Kanaighat and Zakiganj upazilas.[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 A. Zahur Miah Independent[4]
1979 Abul Hasnat Md. Abdul Hai [5]
Major Boundary Changes
1986 Mahmudur Rahman Majumdar Jatiya Party[6]
1988
1991 Obaidul Haque Islami Oikya Jote
Feb 1996 Abdul Kahir Chowdhury Bangladesh Nationalist Party[7]
Jun 1996 Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder Awami League
2001 Farid Uddin Chowdhury Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
2008 Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder Awami League
2014 Salim Uddin Jatiya Party (Ershad)
2018 Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder Awami League[1]

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Salim Uddin was elected unopposed in the 2014 general election after opposition parties withdrew their candidacies in a boycott of the election.[8]

Elections in the 2000sEdit

General Election 2008: Sylhet-5[2][9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder 109,690 54.7 +21.3
JP(E) Farid Uddin Choudhury 78,061 38.9 N/A
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Ubydullah Faruk 8,946 4.5 N/A
Independent Kutub Uddin Ahmed Sikder 2,599 1.3 +1.1
KSJL Oliur Rahman 829 0.4 N/A
Independent Zobayer Ahmed Chowdhury 331 0.2 N/A
Majority 31,629 15.8 +0.1
Turnout 200,456 82.1 +16.1
Awami League gain from Jamaat-e-Islami
General Election 2001: Sylhet-5[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Jamaat-e-Islami Farid Uddin Chowdhury 77,750 49.1 +25
Awami League Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder 52,885 33.4 +8.2
IJOF M. R. Haq 23,538 14.9 N/A
Jatiya Party (M) Nazma Akter Chowdhury 3,389 2.1 N/A
Independent Kutub Uddin Ahmed Sikder 388 0.2 N/A
Independent M. A. Matin Chowdhury 317 0.2 N/A
Majority 24,865 15.7 +14.5
Turnout 158,267 66.0 +3.6
Jamaat-e-Islami gain from Awami League

Elections in the 1990sEdit

General Election June 1996: Sylhet-5[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Awami League Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder 29,483 25.2 +3.5
Jamaat-e-Islami Farid Uddin Chowdhury 28,120 24.1 +7.3
JP(E) Md. Abdul Rakib 15,054 12.9 -1.8
Sammilita Sangram Parishad Md. Habibur Rahman 14,356 12.3 N/A
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh Alim Uddin 13,325 11.4 N/A
IOJ Obaidul Haque 10,425 8.9 -20.1
BNP M. A. Matin Chowdhury 4,860 4.2 -11.9
JSD (R) A. T. M. Abdul Mustaqim 455 0.4 -0.3
Zaker Party Khaja Moin Uddin Ahmed 364 0.3 -0.3
Independent Md. Mohiuddin Ahmed 237 0.2 N/A
Jatiya Janata Party (Nurul Islam) Md. Atikur Rahman 212 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,363 1.2 -4.4
Turnout 116,891 62.4 +18.5
Awami League gain from BNP
General Election 1991: Sylhet-5[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
IOJ Obaidul Haque 26,267 29.0
Awami League Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder 19,682 21.7
Jamaat-e-Islami Farid Uddin Chowdhury 15,207 16.8
BNP Harris Chowdhury 14,596 16.1
JP(E) M. A. Matin Chowdhury 13,298 14.7
JSD (R) A. T. M. Abdul Muntakim 632 0.7
Zaker Party Md. Abdul Karim 523 0.6
JSD Md. Mohiuddin Ahmed 388 0.4
Majority 6,585 5.6
Turnout 90,593 43.9
IOJ gain from JP(E)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sylhet-5". The Daily Star. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Constituency Maps of Bangladesh" (PDF). Bangladesh Election Commission. 2010. 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. ^ Bangladesh Election Commission. "Parliament Election 1973: Constituency wise Result of Sylhet-5". Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "List of 2nd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ "List of 3rd Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  7. ^ "List of 6th Parliament Members" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  8. ^ Ahmed, Taib (15 December 2013). "AL closer to majority before voting". New Age. Dhaka. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election - Detail Results". Amar Desh. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Nomination submission List". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 25°01′N 92°16′E / 25.01°N 92.26°E / 25.01; 92.26