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The Jatiya Sangsad (Bengali: জাতীয় সংসদ, romanized: Jatiyô Sôngsôd, lit. 'National Parliament'), often referred to simply as the Sangsad or JS and also known as the House of the Nation, is the supreme legislative body of Bangladesh. The current parliament of Bangladesh contains 350 seats, including 50 seats reserved exclusively for women. Elected occupants are called Member of Parliament, or MP. The 11th National Parliamentary Election was held on 30 December 2018. Elections to the body are held every five years, unless a parliament is dissolved earlier by the President of Bangladesh.
|Founded||7 March 1973 (50 years ago) (1973-03-07)|
|Preceded by||Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh|
New session started
|30 January 2019|
(Oath taken on 3 January 2019)
Deputy Leader of the House
Matia Chowdhury, AL
since 10 January 2023
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
|Seats||350 (1 vacant)|
Opposition (31) Main opposition (27)
Other opposition (4)
|First past the post for 300 elected, 50 seats reserved for women allocated using proportional representation by the elected members|
|30 December 2018|
|Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban,|
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka,
|This article is part of a series on the|
|Politics of the|
People's Republic of Bangladesh
The leader of the party (or alliance of parties) holding the majority of seats becomes the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and so the head of the government. The President of Bangladesh, the ceremonial head of state, is chosen by Parliament. Since the December 2008 national election, the current majority party is the Awami League led by Sheikh Hasina.