Election Results (as per EC data)
10th Parliamentary election held on January 05, 2015
Sheikh Hasina, Party: Awami League, Symbol: Boat
Rangpur-6: Win receiving 148,599 votes
Nearest rival 4,959 votes, Md Nur Alam Mia, Jatiya Party
Gopalganj-3: Win receiving 187,185 votes
Nearest rival 2,430 votes, AZ Apu Sheikh, Jatiya Party
9th Parliamentary election held on June 12, 2008
Sheikh Hasina, Party: Awami League, Symbol: Boat
Gopalganj-3: Win receiving 158,958 votes
Nearest rival 4,451, SM Jilane, BNP
Bagerhat-1: Win receiving 142,979 votes
Nearest rival 58,533 votes, Shaikh Owahiduzzaman, BNP
Rangpur-6: Win receiving 170,542 votes
Nearest rival 38,672 votes, Nur Mohammad Mondol, BNP
8th Parliamentary election held on Oct 1, 2001
Sheikh Hasina, Party: Awami League, Symbol: Boat
Gopalganj-3: Win receiving 154,130 votes
nearest rival 7,223 votes, Hafez Omar, Khelafat Majlish
Rangpur-6: Lose receiving 77,991 votes
Winning candidate 90,730, Md Nur Mohammad Mondol, Islami Jatiya Oikya Front
In 1996 Sheikh Hasina won Gopalganj-3 constituency with 1,02,689 votes while her nearest rival BNP’s Bishnupada Halder got 2,568 votes. (incomplete data)
In 1991 seat Sheikh Hasina won Gopalganj-3 seat bagging 67,945 votes while her nearest rival Hafez Omar of Khelafat Majlish got 17,256 votes. (incomplete data)
Highlights and criticism
Two of the most outstanding achievements of Sheikh Hasina are her leadership-roles and success behind the trials of Bangabandhu killers and the persons who committed crimes against humanity in 1971.
Hasina’s second term (2009 to 2014) as Prime Minister is overshadowed by quite a few scandalous incidents. These include: Padma Bridge Scandal which the World Bank failed to prove before a Canadian court, Hallmark-Sonali Bank Scam, Share market Scandal, Rana Plaza collapse, and Railway Ministry bribery scandal.
Sheikh Hasina currently lives at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganabhaban at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital. Before becoming the prime minister, she lived at Sudha Sadan on Dhanmondi road no. 6. The house currently serves as the Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s political office. Her paternal home located on Dhanmondi road 32 has been turned into Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
Sheikh Hasina was born in Tungipara, Gopalganj of the then East Pakistan on 28 September 1947. She is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, first president of Bangladesh, and Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. During the peak of violence of the 1970 Elections in Pakistan as well as her father’s arrest she had lived in refuge with her grandmother.
After her schooling at Azimpur Girls’ High School (1965), she completed her higher secondary education at Government Intermediate College (now Badrunnesa Government Girls’ College) in 1967. While at Government Intermediate College, she was elected vice president of the College Students Union for the term 1966-67. Hasina got married to Dr. MA WAZED MIAH, a nuclear scientist, in 1968. She graduated from the Dhaka University in 1973.
Sheikh Hasina was a member of the Dhaka University unit of Chhatra League and secretary of its Rokeya Hall unit. Though she took active interest in politics and political movements throughout her student life, Hasina formally joined the Awami League as its leader following the tragic assassination of her father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other members of his family on 15 August 1975. Hasina was not in Bangladesh when her father was assassinated on 15 August 1975.
Early political career
Movement against General Ershad’s presidency
Sheikh Hasina was not allowed to return to the country until after she was elected to lead the Awami League. While living in self-exile with her husband in New Delhi, Sheikh Hasina was elected the president of Bangladesh Awami League in 1981, and since then she has been the president of the party. Ending six years in exile, she returned to Bangladesh on 17 May 1981. In 1983, Hasina formed the 15-party alliance to launch a movement for ousting the military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad from power. In the parliamentary elections of 1986, she was elected from 3 constituencies, and became the Leader of the Opposition in the Third Jatiya Sangsad.
While living in self-exile in India after her father and family’s assassination in 1975 (only she and a sister survived as they were in West Germany), Hasina was in and out of detention throughout the 1980s. In 1984, Hasina was put under house arrest in February and again in November. In March 1985, she was put under house arrest for three months. Her party, along with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, led by Ziaur Rahman’s widow Khaleda Zia, continued to work to restore democratically elected government, which they achieved by the democratic election in 1991, won by the BNP.
Leader of the opposition, 1986-87
Hasina and the Awami League participated in the 1986 parliamentary elections held under President Ershad. She served as the leader of the opposition in 1986–1987. Hasina’s decision to take part in the election had been criticised by her opponents, since the election was held under the martial law, and the other main opposition group, led by Khaleda Zia, boycotted the poll. However, her supporters maintained that she used the platform effectively to challenge Ershad’s rule. Ershad dissolved the parliament in December 1987 when Hasina and her Awami League resigned from the parliament in an attempt to call for a fresh general election to be held under a neutral government. During November and December in 1987, mass uprising happened in Dhaka, several people were killed including Noor Hossain.
After several years of autocratic rule, widespread protests and strikes created so much unrest that the economy was not functioning. In December 1990 the last military leader of Bangladesh, Lieut. Gen. Hussain Mohammad Ershad, resigned in response to an ultimatum issued by Hasina and broadly supported by the people of Bangladesh.(source)
A huge mass protest in December 1990 ousted General Ershad from the power, who resigned in favour of his Vice President Justice Shahabuddin. The caretaker government, headed by Shahabuddin Ahmed, the Chief Justice of the Bangladesh Supreme Court, administered a general election for the parliament. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by Khaleda Zia won a general majority, and Hasina’s Awami League emerged as the largest opposition party.Among 3 constituencies Hasina fought, she lost in two and won in one. Accepting election defeat, Hasina offered resignation as the party president but stayed on at the request of party leaders.
Politics in Bangladesh took a decisive turn in 1994, after Magura by-elections. This election was held after the death of the MP for that constituency, a member of Hasina’s party. The Awami League expected to win back the seat. But the BNP candidate won through rigging and manipulation, as per the neutral observer who came to witness the election.
The Awami League, with other opposition parties, demanded that the next general elections be held under a neutral caretaker government, and that provision for caretaker governments to manage elections be incorporated in the constitution. The ruling BNP refused to act on these demands.
Opposition parties launched an unprecedented campaign, calling strikes for weeks on end. The government accused them of destroying the economy while the opposition countered that BNP could solve this problem by acceding to their demands.
In 1994, Sheikh Hasina organized her party to launch a movement with a view to persuading the then government to introduce a constitutionally mandated non-party caretaker government, so as to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections. She could impress upon other opposition parties, including the Jatiya Party and the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh to join the movement. In the long run, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) government was persuaded to accept the concept and bring the 13th amendment to the Constitution in the Sixth Jatiya Sangsad (March 1996), which provided for a non-party caretaker government during parliamentary polls.
In late 1995, the MPs of the Awami League and other parties resigned from the parliament. Parliament completed its term and a general election was held on 15 February 1996. The election was boycotted by all major parties except the ruling BNP. Hasina described the election as a farce.
The new parliament, composed mostly of BNP members, amended the constitution to create provisions for a caretaker government (CTG). The next parliamentary elections on 12 June 1996 were held under a neutral caretaker government headed by retired chief Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman.
In the elections, the Awami League emerged as the single majority party, and Sheikh Hasina became the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 23 June 1996. Her government was formed with the support of a few other parties.
First term as Prime Minister, 1996-2001
Sheik Hasina served her first term as prime minister of Bangladesh from 1996-2001. She became the first Bangladeshi Prime Minister since its independence to complete the entire term. She signed the 30 year water sharing treaty of the Ganges with India. Her administration repealed the Indemnity Act, which protected the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, her father and the first president of Bangladesh. Her government opened the telecom industry to the private sector which till then was limited to government owned companies. In 1999 the government started the New Industrial Policy (NIP) which aimed to strengthen the private industry and encourage growth.
Bangladesh joined two multilateral bodies, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) and D-8 (D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation). The NIP allowed foreign companies to open 100 percent owned subsidiaries.
In the 2001 election, although winning 40% of the popular vote (slightly less than the BNP’s 41%), the Awami League won just 62 seats in the Parliament, while the ‘Four Party Alliance’ led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party won 234 seats, giving them a two-thirds majority in Parliament. Hasina herself ran in three constituencies, and was defeated in a constituency in Rangpur, which included her husband’s home town, but won in two other seats. Hasina and the Awami League rejected the results, claiming that the election was rigged with the help of the President and the caretaker government. The international community was largely satisfied with the elections, and the ‘Four Party Alliance’ went on to form the government.
Opposition period, 2001-2008
The Awami League MPs were irregular in attending the Parliament during the following period. In late 2003, the Awami League started its first major anti-government movement, culminating in the declaration by party general secretary Abdul Jolil that the government would fall before 30 April 2004. This failed to happen and was seen as a blow to the party and Hasina, who had implicitly supported Jalil.
2004 assassination attempt
During her second term as leader of the opposition, political unrest and violence increased. Ahsanullah Master, an MP, was killed in 2004. This was followed by a grenade attack on 21 August on an Awami League gathering in Dhaka, resulting in the death of 21 party supporters, including party women’s secretary Ivy Rahman. Sheikh Hasina narrowly escaped death but was seriously injured in the grenade attack at a public meeting she was addressing at Bangabandhu Avenue, Dhaka. Shah M S Kibria, Hasina’s former finance minister, was also killed that year, in a grenade attack in Sylhet.
Caretaker government and military intervention, October 2006–2008
The months preceding the planned 22 January 2007 elections were filled with political unrest and controversy. Following the end of Khaleda Zia’s government in late October 2006, there were protests and strikes, during which 40 people were killed in the following month, over uncertainty about who would head the caretaker government. The caretaker government had difficulty bringing the all parties to the table. Awami League and its allies protested and alleged that the caretaker government favored the BNP.
The interim period was marked by violence and strikes. Presidential Advisor Mukhlesur Rahman Chowdhury negotiated with Hasina and Khaleda Zia and brought all the parties to the planned 22 January 2007 parliamentary elections. Later Hussain Muhammad Ershad‘s nomination was cancelled[why?][by whom?]; as a result, the Grand Alliance withdrew its candidates en masse on the last day possible. They demanded to have voters’ lists published.
Later in the month, the president Iajuddin Ahmed was compelled to impose a state of emergency and thus Lt General Moeen Uddin Ahmed took over the government. Political activity was prohibited. Fakhruddin Ahmed became the chief advisor with the support of Bangladesh army.
July 2007 arrest
On 16 July 2007, Hasina was arrested by state police at her home and taken before a local court in Dhaka. She was accused of extortion and denied bail, and was held in a building converted into a jail on the premises of the National Parliament. The Awami League said the arrest was politically motivated. On 17 July 2007, the Anti-Corruption Commission sent notices to both Hasina and Khaleda Zia, instructing them to provide details of their assets to the Commission within one week.Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy was out of the country, and said he would try to organise worldwide protest. These arrests of the political leaders were widely seen as a move by the military-backed interim government to force Hasina and Zia out of the country and into political exile. United Kingdom MPs condemned the arrest.
On 30 July 2007, the Dhaka High Court suspended Hasina’s extortion trial and ordered her release on bail. On 2 September 2007, an additional case was filed against Hasina by the Anti-Corruption Commission regarding the awarding of a contract for the construction of a power plant in 1997, for which she allegedly took a bribe of 30 million takas and kept the contract from going to the lowest bidder. Six others were also accused of involvement. A graft case was filed against Zia on the same day. On 13 January 2008, Hasina was indicted on extortion charges by a special court along with two of her relatives, her sister Sheikh Rehana and her cousin Sheikh Selim. On 6 February, the High Court stopped the trial, ruling that she could not be prosecuted under emergency laws for crimes alleged to have been committed prior to the imposition of the state of emergency.
On 11 June 2008, Hasina was released on parole for medical reasons. The next day she flew to the United States to be treated for hearing impairment, eye problems and high blood pressure. Prof. Syed Modasser Ali, her personal physician, threatened to sue the caretaker government over negligence regarding Hasina’s treatment during her detention. The caretaker government held mayoral elections in which Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League won 12 out of 13 mayoral elections. The caretaker government extended her two-month medical parole by one more month.
2008 election and return to power
On 6 November 2008, Hasina returned to Bangladesh to attend the Ninth National Parliamentary Elections 2008 scheduled for 29 December 2008 and decided to participate in the parliamentary election under the name of “Grand Alliance” with the Jatiya Party led by Hussain Muhammad Ershad as its main partner. On 11 December 2008, Hasina formally announced her party’s election manifesto during a news conference & vowed to build a “Digital Bangladesh” by 2021.
Her Bangladesh Awami League and its Grand Alliance (a total of 14 parties) won the general election held on 29 December 2008 with a two-thirds majority numerically the party controls 230 seats out of 299. But Khaleda Zia leader of BNP-led coalition (4-Party Alliance) rejected the results of the election by questioning the Chief Election Commissioner “for stage-managing the parliamentary election”. Finally Hasina was sworn into office as the Prime Minister for the second time on 6 January 2009.
Second term as Prime Minister, 2009-2014
Hasina removed many of her party politicians who supported reforms forced by the previous caretaker government. She had to confront a major national crisis in the form of the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles revolt. In 2012, she maintained a hardline stance and refused to allow entry to Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar during the 2012 Rakhine State riots. On 27 June 2013, a case against Hasina and 24 other Bangladeshi ministers and security personnel was lodged at the International Criminal Court. She has been “credited internationally” for the achievement of some of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In 2012 a coup attempt against her by mid ranking army officers was stopped, with Bangladesh army being tipped off by Indian intelligence agency.
Third term as Prime Minister, 2014-present
Hasina became the prime minister for the third time after winning the general election in January 2014 which was boycotted by the main opposition BNP led alliance. The election have been called by many quarters as “an electoral farce”.
In March 2017, Bangladesh’s first two submarines were commissioned. In September, her government gave temporary shelter and aid to Rohingya refugees and urged Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslim. Sheikh Hasina’s support for the forcibly displaced Rohingya population who had faced ethnic cleansing and genocide in Myanmar has earned acclaims from all over the world. 
Bangladesh has seen considerable economic growth during the two consecutive tenures of the Awami League government from 2009 and the country has met all criteria for graduation from the Leader Developed County (LDC) status, considered one of the greatest successes of the Sheikh Hasina led government.
Hasina supported calls to remove the Statue of justice in Bangladesh Supreme Court. with some people saying the government was bowing down to the pressure of those who have used religion for political ends.
Hasina is a Patron of Asian University for Women, led by Chancellor, Mrs. Cherie Blair, and including the First Lady of Japan, HE Akie Abe, as well as Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO.
In April 2007, during the rule of the army-backed caretaker government, Hasina was charged with graft and extortion. She was accused of having forced Bangladeshi businessman Tajul Islam Farooq to pay bribes in 1998 before his company could build a power plant. Farooq said that he paid Hasina BDT 30 million (US$441,000, or €383,211) to get his project approved by the government.
On 11 April 2007, the police filed murder charges against Hasina, alleging that she masterminded the killing in October 2006 of four supporters of a rival political party. The four alleged victims were beaten to death during clashes between the Awami League and rival party activists. Deputy police commissioner, Shahidul Haq Bhuiyan, said “detective branch police submitted the charge-sheet of the case to a Dhaka court today after carrying out investigations and taking evidence”. Hasina was visiting the United States at the time.
On 18 April 2007, the government barred Hasina from returning, saying that she had made provocative statements and that her return could cause disorder. This was described as a temporary measure. The CTG had also been trying to get Khaleda Zia to leave the country. Hasina vowed to return home, and on 22 April 2007, a warrant was issued for her arrest for murder. Describing the case against her as “totally false and fake”, Hasina said that she wanted to defend herself against the charges in court. On 23 April 2007, the arrest warrant was suspended, and on 25 April 2007, the ban on Hasina’s entry into the country was dropped. After spending 51 days in the United States and the UK, on 7 May 2007 Hasina returned to Dhaka, where she was greeted by a crowd of several thousand. She told reporters that the government should not have delayed her return.
All graft and criminal cases filed against Sheikh Hasina were later dismissed by respective courts, terming the allegations baseless and politically motivated.
Sheikh Hasina married Dr. M. A. Wazed Miah in 1968. Her husband died on 9 May 2009. She has one son, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, and one daughter, Saima Wazed Hossain Putul. Joy lives in the United States, and Putul lives in Canada. Putul’s father-in-law is Former minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment and present minister of LGRD, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. Hasina’s only living sibling is Sheikh Rehana.
Sheikh Hasina uses the twitter handle @sheikhhasina
Sheikh Hasina has been accorded numerous honours by many institutions and countries of the world in recognition of her successes as a highly esteemed public leader and her contributions toward socio-political achievements of Bangladesh. These included the Houphouet-Boigny Peace Award of UNESCO in 1998, Mother Teresa Award in 1998, MK Gandhi Award in 1998, CERES Medal of FAO in 1999, Pearl S. Buck Award in 1999, award of Doctor of Law by the Boston University of USA in February 1997, Honorary Doctor of Law by the Waseda University of Japan in July 1997, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Liberal Arts by the University of Abertay, Dundee, UK in October 1997, Desikottama Award (along with Honorary DLit. degree) by the Viswa Bharati University of India in January 1999, Honorary Doctor of Laws by the Australian National University in October 1999, Honorary Doctor of Laws by Dhaka University in December 1999 and Honorary Doctor of Laws by the Catholic University of Brussels in February 2000. She was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for her contribution to world peace and development by the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, on 5 September 2000.
Sheikh Hasina has authored a number of books, which include Ora Tokai Keno (Why are they Street Children) (1988), Bangladeshey Svairatantrer Janma (The Origin of Autocracy in Bangladesh) (1993), Samarik-tantra Banam Ganatantra (1994), People and Democracy (1997), Amar Swapna Amar Sangram (My Dream My Struggle) (1997), Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsadey Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1998), Miles to Go (1998), Elimination of Poverty and Some Thoughts, Bipanna Ganatantra Lanchhita Manabata (2002), and Development for the Masses. She has also written many articles on socio-economic and political issues of the country. She has been involved with many cultural organisations and was a founding member of the country’s leading sports club Abahani Krira Chakra.
- Planet 50-50 champion by UN-Women.
- Agent of Change Award by Global Partnership Forum.
- 59th place on Forbes‘ list of 100 most powerful women in the world.
- Degree of Doctor of Lawby the Boston University on 6 February 1997.
- Honorary Doctor of Law by the Waseda Universityof Japan on 4 July 1997.
- Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Liberal Arts by the University of Abertay Dundee on 25 October 1997.
- The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prizeby the UNESCO for 1998.
- Mother TeresaAward by the All India Peace Council in 1998.
- K. GandhiAward for 1998 by the Mahatma M K Gandhi Foundation of Oslo, Norway.
- Awarded Medal of Distinction in 1996-97 and 1998–99 and Head of State Medal in 1996-97 by the Lions Clubs International.
- Honorary Degree of ‘Desikottama’ (Doctor of Literature, honoris causa) by the Visva-Bharati Universityof West Bengal, India on 28 January 1999.
- The Ceres Medalby the Food and Agriculture Organization for 1999.
- Doctor of Law(honoris causa), by the Australian National University on 20 October 1999.
- Honorary Doctor of Law by the University of Dhakaon 18 December 1999.
- Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by University of Bridgeporton 5 September 2000.
- The Pearl S. BuckAward by the Randolph College on 9 April 2000.
- Named Paul HarrisFellow by the Rotary Foundation.
- Indira Gandhi Prizefor 2009.
- Doctor of Literature (honoris causa) by the Tripura Universityin January 2012.
- UNESCO Peace Tree award for her commitment to women’s empowerment and girl’s education in 2014.
- UN environment prize for leadership on climate change.
- Doctor of the University(Honorary) by the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University on 16 November 2015.
About Sheikh Hasina, thefamouspeople.com writes: “Through this amazingly strong woman’s dedication, Bangladesh has significantly improved becoming less violent, more democratic, and allowing more civil liberties than ever before. Women have been given a voice in politics thanks to her interest in women and children’s rights. This leader is a survivor in all senses of the word, and she continues to strive for a better life for her and her fellow Bangladeshis as current Prime Minister.”
Her party’s website albd.com mentions: “She gave the nation a new vision – Vision 2021, transforming Bangladesh into a middle-income country. She gave Bangladeshis the dream of Digital Bangladesh- an IT-based country. Four decades into independence, she has brought solace for 3 million martyrs and their families by initiating the much-awaited war crimes trial. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the country to witness the economy growing at a record pace. Her prudent leadership ensured the primary school enrolment rate reaching the highest it has ever been. Her visionary approaches to women empowerment earned her global acclamation. During her first tenure, she made the peace treaty – ending decades-long conflict between indigenous people and Bengali settlers. Most importantly, she is the custodian of the spirit of 1971-Liberation War of Bangladesh.”
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