Feb. 18, 2018 Held


People's Republic of Bangladesh

Election for Bangladeshi Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Abdul HAMID1

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

Bangladesh: President, 18 February 2018

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Bangladesh

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdul HAMID
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sheikh HASINA Wajed
  • Assembly: Bangladesh has a unicameral National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad) with 350 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Parliament (Jatiya Sangsad) 300 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are 50 additional seats reserved for women. These seats are distributed among political parties in proportion to their overall vote share in the election. All candidates are approved through a vote by parliament.

Main candidates in this election:*

  • Abdul HAMID
    • Party: Awami League

* Incumbent Abdul HAMID was elected unopposed. Parliament elects the president of Bangladesh.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 157,826,578 (July 2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 81,130,973 ( 2008 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 79,177,320 (2016)

·         Is Bangladesh a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Bangladesh ratified CEDAW: Yes (since 6 November 1984)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 71 (of 350)

·         Human Development Index Position: 142 (2016)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Bangladesh a signatory to CRPD: Yes (9 May 2007) 

·         Has Bangladesh ratified CRPD: Yes (30 November 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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