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Bangladesh’s national elections 2001
About 2,000 candidates ran in the October 1, 2001, general election. About half of the candidates contested the election on an independent basis, while the rest were supporters of the two former prime ministers who stood for election, Sheikh Hasina. Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Begum Khaleda Zia. Personal conflicts between the two women have dominated Bangladeshi politics in recent years.
Mrs. Hasina’s government, which was dissolved on July 15, 2001 to pave the way for parliamentary elections, was the first government in the country’s history to complete its full term, first as a minority government backed by smaller parties and then as a majority government, by-elections and for women. Thanks to the recruitment of his supporters in 27 of the 30 reserved seats.
During the full term of the Awami League government, Khaleda Zia’s BNP boycotted parliament for a long time and organized general strikes and street protests against the government.
Violent clashes have taken place between BNP and Awami League supporters ahead of the elections. Police say about 230 people have been killed and more than 1,500 injured in political violence since Mr Latif-ur-Rahman’s caretaker government took power in mid-July 2001.
The results of the parliamentary elections show that the BNP, which formed an alliance with three other (Islamic) parties, won 193 out of 300 seats, with the outgoing Awami League 62, Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh 18 and the National Party (Ershad) 14. Nearby.
Despite allegations of massive vote rigging by the Awami League BNP, international and national observers have declared the vote free and fair. The chief election commissioner has denied the allegations, calling them “baseless”. International observers at the European Union, the United Nations and former US President Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center have also praised the huge voter turnout.
On October 10, 2001, Khaleda Zia was sworn in as Prime Minister. His cabinet, along with members of the four parties, was sworn in on the same day.
On 30 October 2001, Parliament began its 8th term and elected Mr. Jamiruddin Sarkar as its new Speaker. Awami League MPs refused to take oath.
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1971 war crimes
The war of independence with Pakistan is the most divided political issue in Bangladesh.
Since coming to power in 2009, Hasina has used emotion surrounding the 1971 war to justify her move towards an authoritarian regime.
The Awami League projects itself as a liberation party, painting the opposition – mainly the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami, which was banned in 2013 – “pro-Pakistan” and therefore dangerous and distrustful.
An international criminal tribunal set up by Hasina in 2010 sentenced dozens of top Jamaat and BNP leaders to death and imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Riaz thinks Jamaat needs to “reinvent itself” and take over their role in 1971. “It simply came to our notice then. It’s been a long time coming, ”he said.
Despite the ban, many Jamaat leaders are fighting in alliance with the BNP in Sunday’s elections.