18 Party Alliance

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18 Party Alliance
১৮ দলীয় ঐক্যজোট
Leader Begum Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh Nationalist Party)
Founded April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
Preceded by Four Party Alliance
Succeeded by Twenty Party Alliance
Headquarters Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ideology Big tent
Political position Far-right to centre
Seats in the Jatyo Sangshad
0 / 300

The 18 Party Alliance is an alliance of some Bangladeshi political parties led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party and other right wing parties. It was formed on 18 April 2012 in Dhaka, extending its predecessor the Four Party Alliance.[1] The 18 Party Alliance is formed as an effort to strengthen the anti-government movement demanding restoration of the caretaker government system. The major rival of this alliance is the Grand Alliance led by Awami League which came into power after the election in 2008.


Begum Khaleda Zia, former Bangladesh Prime Minister and chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and 18 Party Alliance

The Four Party Alliance was a political grouping in the Jatiyo Sangshad, or National Assembly of Bangladesh. It was formed in 1999[2] for the 2001 election, and consisted of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, Jatiya Party (Manju), and Islami Oikya Jote. The alliance won a substantial majority in 2001, but was heavily defeated by the Grand Alliance of Bangladesh in 2008. On 18 April 2012, the Four Party Alliance was extended and took the new name 18 Party Alliance.[3]

Bangladeshi general election, 2001[edit]

Total seats: 300

Four Party Alliance : 214

Bangladesh Awami League: 62

Jatiya Party (Ershad): 14

Independents and others : 14

Bangladeshi general election, 2008[edit]

Total seats: 300

Four Party Alliance : 33

Grand Alliance: 263

Independents and others : 04


  1. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)
  2. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
  3. Liberal Democratic Party - LDP
  4. Islami Oikya Jote
  5. Khelafat Majlish
  6. Bangladesh Jatiya Party-BJP
  7. Jatiya Ganatantrik Party-JAGPA
  8. Bangladesh Kalyan Party
  9. National People's Party-NPP
  10. Bangladesh National Awami Party-Bangladesh NAP
  11. Jamiote-Olamaye-Islam Bangladesh
  12. National Democratic Party-NDP
  13. Bangladesh Labour Party
  14. Bangladesh Muslim League - BML
  15. Bangladesh Islamic Party
  16. National Awami Party (NAP-Bhasani)
  17. Democratic League-DL
  18. Bangladesh People's League[4]

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