Grand Alliance (Bangladesh)

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Grand Alliance

Leader Sheikh Hasina
Founded 2008
Preceded by 14 Party Alliance
Headquarters Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ideology Catch-all
Political position Big tent
International affiliation None
Seats in the Jatiya Sangsad
293 / 350
Sheikh Hasina, current Bangladeshi Prime Minister and Leader of the Bangladesh Awami League and Grand Alliance

The Grand Alliance (Bengali: মহাজোট) is a coalition government in Bangladesh that was formed in 2008 and consisted of the Bangladesh Awami League, Jatiya Party, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Workers Party, Liberal Democratic Party and nine other parties. The Grand Alliance won the 2008 Parliamentary election and formed a government in 2009.[1]

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) left the Grand Alliance before the election and contested independently. The LDP joined the 18 Party Alliance in 2012.


2008 Bangladeshi general election[edit]

Total seats: 300

Grand Alliance: 263

Four Party Alliance : 33

Independents and others : 04

2014 Bangladeshi general election[edit]

Total seats: 300

Grand Alliance: 280

Four Party Alliance: Boycotted

Independents and others : 20



  1. ^ "Caretaker Government – Banglapedia". Retrieved 2016-11-12.