Uddin N, and Ullah, MN, (2019), “Maiden Zola Parishad Election in the History of Bangladesh: An Analysis of People’s Participation and Representative’s Accountability” (Article), IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 24, Issue 3, Ser. 5 (March. 2019) 83-89.

Researcher Name/Project Director/Author: Mohammad Nur Ullah

Publish Status:  Completed

Research For:  Bangabandhu Chair

Date:  10-May-2023

Year:  2019

This paper evaluates the Zila Parishad (ZP) election in Bangladesh. It‟ s all about forty seven years of independence but none of the successive governments took any initiatives to make the Zila Parishad elected but they used it politically. The present Awami league government played a big role to hold maiden Zila Parishad election in the history of local government in Bangladesh. The paper tries to examine the election system of Zila Parishadcalled Electoral College system. The system is totally contradictory to the constitution where constitution says about direct election, representatives shall be elected by the votes of general people. But the present system is disenfranchising the people to choose their representatives for Zila Parishad. This paper clarifies all the events of maiden Zila Parishad election of 2016. This paper also includes some important consequences of the last election of ZP. Finally this paper draws some suggestions for amending such laws relating to ZP election to improve the system.

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