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Mizoram Assembly Election result 2023: ZPM gets clear majority with 27 seats

Mizoram assembly election result 2023: Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) is set to form the government as it defeated Mizo National Front and won 27 seats. The Mizo National Front has won 10 seats, while BJP has bagged two and Congress has won one seat.

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First Published Dec 4, 2023, 7:41 AM IST

Proving exit polls’ prediction of a hung assembly wrong, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) is set to form the government as it defeated Mizo National Front and won 27 seats. Lalduhoma, ZPM’s chief ministerial candidate, has secured a clear victory in the Serchhip constituency. Both the chief minister (Zoramthanga) and deputy chief minister (Tawnluia) of Mizoram have been defeated. 

The Mizo National Front has won 10 seats, while BJP has bagged two and Congress has won one seat. The 40-seat Assembly went into polling on November 7 and saw an approximate voter turnout of 80.66 per cent.

2023 exit polls prediction

The India TV-CNX exit polls predicted MNF winning 14-18 seats, ZPM 12-16, and Congress 8-10. ABP News-C Voter predicted the MNF 15-21 seats and the ZPM 12-18 seats. Meanwhile, Times Now-ETG exit polls predicted the MNF winning 14-18 seats, ZPM winning 10-14 seats, and the Congress 9-13 seats.

Mizoram Assembly Election 2023: Key parties in fray

Mizoram, where 92 per cent of all Assembly seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (STs), involves a triangular battle among the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), Congress and Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), while the BJP is eager to emerge as a "kingmaker".

The Mizoram Election 2023 saw tight competition in many seats, which might determine the fate of the state on December 3. Chief Minister Zoramthanga was up against Congress' Lalsanglura Ralte and ZPM's Lalthansanga in Aizawl East I.

What happened in 2018?

In the 2018 Assembly elections, the Mizo National Front (MNF) secured 26 seats, claiming a 37.8% vote share, leading to a change in power from the Congress.The ZPM, a regional party that came second in the 2018 polls, bagged eight seats and is seen by many as the main contender to the ruling party. Congress managed to secure five seats and the BJP won one, marking its first seat in the northeastern state.

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