Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE Updates: The Northeastern state of India–Mizoram—will vote to elect representative for the 40-member legislative Assembly. In today’s Assembly poll a total of 174 candidates are in the fray. The Mizo National Front (MNF), Congress, and Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) are fighting from all 40 constituencies. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), AAP and Independents are contesting 23 seats, 4 and 27, respectively.
Mizoram has a rather homogenous society based on one identity and one ideology. The Christian dominated state has been two dominant political parties- one based around Mizo Nationalism, while the other known for its secular politics, centered around Mizo Christians.
The Mizoram Assembly Election is the litmus test to see if Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) can become the kingmaker in deciding the next government, wherein poll pundits have predicted a hung assembly.
The battle that has historically seen the Mizo National Front (MNF) fight it out against Congress, will see a third front emerge – the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), making the Mizoram Assembly Elections a three-pronged battle.
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Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 live: 2018 Poll recap
In the 2018 Mizoram Assembly Elections, the Mizo National Front (MNF) secured 26 seats with a vote share of 37.8 per cent. The party emerged victorious by defeating the 10-year-old Congress government.
Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 live: Candidates fielded
The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), main opposition party Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and the Congress have fielded 40 candidates each.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are contesting in 23 and 4 seats, respectively, PTI reported.
There are 27 candidates, who are contesting as independents.
Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 live: Number of candidates in fray
A total of 174 candidates, including 18 women, are contesting the Mizoram Assembly Election 2023.
Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 live: Eligible voters
The women voters in Mizoram are slightly more in number than men voters in the state. Of the total 8,50,288 electors, 4,13,062 are men and 4,39,026 are women. None of the electors identified themselves as thethird gender. As many 50,751 are first time voters aged between 18 and 19 years.
Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 live: Poll Timing
The voting in Mizoram will begin in all 1,276 polling stations across Mizoram at 7 am and continue till 4 pm, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Madhup Vyas was quoted by news agency PTI as saying. The votes will be counted on December 3.
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