Voters choose between UDF, LDF in Kerala

A record 1,203 candidates are fighting for 140 seats

GN Bureau | May 16, 2016

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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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