A record 1,203 candidates are fighting for 140 seats
GN Bureau | May 16, 2016
Election is being held in a single phase in Kerala. Here is a quick fact sheet:
• Polling will be held in 140 constituencies. Out of these, 14 are reserved for the scheduled castes while two are reserved for the scheduled tribes
• A record 1,203 number of candidates are contesting in the polls. Of these, 109 are women
• An electorate of about 2.56 crore is eligible to exercise its franchise at 21,498 polling stations in the state
• The main competition is likely to be seen among Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF). The BJP too is in the fray.
• In the last assembly elections, UDF had won 72 seats while LDF won the remaining 68 seats. The NDA did not win any seat in the last elections
• The counting of votes will take place on May 19
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