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Bangladesh Awami League
বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী লীগ
Abbreviation AL
President Sheikh Hasina
General Secretary Obaidul Quader
Founders Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani
Yar Mohammad Khan
Shamsul Huq
Founded 23 June 1949 (73 years ago) (1949-06-23)
Split from Muslim League
Preceded by Awami Muslim League
Headquarters Dhaka
Newspaper Uttaran
Think tank Centre for Research and Information
Student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League
Youth wing Awami Jubo League
Women's wing Mohila Awami League
Farmer wing Krishak League
Trade union wing Jatiya Sramik League
Volunteer wing Awami Swechasebak League
Armed wing Mukti Bahini (1971)
Ideology Bengali nationalism
Social democracy
Secularism
Economic liberalism
Political position Centre to centre-left
National affiliation Grand Alliance
Colors      Green
Slogan "Joy Bangla" (Bengali)
"Victory to Bengal"
Anthem "Pralayollas" (Bengali)
"The Ecstasy of Destruction"
Jatiya Sangsad
298 / 350
City Corporations
9 / 12
Presidency
1 / 1
Election symbol
AL party symbol
Party flag
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The Bangladesh Awami League (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী লীগ; also translated Bangladesh People's League) is the mainstream secular political party in Bangladesh. The party is now headed by Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of the late Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Awami League has been in government twice, about eight and a half years, since Bangladesh's independence in 1971.

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