Kerala Assembly Election Results 2011
With Malayalam as the dominant language across the state, Kerala is spread across 38,863 sq kms. Bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and exotic backwater locations, Kerala is a hot tourist spot in India.
In election terms, Kerala often sees a direct contest between two major alliances. The United Democratic Front or UDF is led by Congress, while the Left Democratic Front or LDF is led by the CPI(M). The two coalitions have won every alternate election among themselves. But, people of Kerala have yet to give one coalition a second term. In 2001, UDF got 99 seats and LDF got 40, in 2006, the same numbers were reversed with UDF gaining 42 and LDF gaining 98!
The current Niyamasabha (Malayalam for hall of laws or Kerala Legislative Assembly) is headed by V.S. Achuthanandan of CPI(M). But this 2011 assembbly election is going to be a good test for both Congress as well as the Communist Party of India. While COngress is busy fighting a string of corruption cases, scams and rising prices across India, CPI(M) is losing ground in the absense of futuristic policies and decisive leaders. Because smaller parties don't yet stand a chance in Kerala, people will vote for either UDP or LDP, but who wil eventually win is hard to preidct as of now.
Some facts on Kerala Assembly Polls 2011:
|State ||Districts ||Total Constituencies ||Electoral Rolls ||Polling Stations |
||140 (14 for SC and 2 for ST)
Kerala Polls 2011 Schedule:
Kerala Elections 2011 will be held in one phase only. Election is scheduled on 13th April 2011. The counting of votes will be done on 13th May (Friday).
| ||1st Phase |
|Date of issue of Notification
||19.3.2011 (Saturday) |
|Last Date for Nominations
||26.3.2011 (Saturday) |
|Date for Scrutiny
||28.3.2011 (Monday) |
|Last Candidature Withdrawl Date
||30.3.2011 (Wednesday) |
|Date of Polls
||13.4.2011 (Wednesday) |
|Date before which election will be completed
||18.5.2011 (Wednesday) |
Kerala Election Results:
General Elections 2009:
In the 2009 General Elections, Congress won 13 seats as compared to just 4 by CPM. Detailed Kerala election results are here.
Assembly Results for Kerala in 2006:
LDF had it going really good for the 2006 polls. They won a clear majority and more than half the number of seats than the UDF combine. Not even one seat went to any other party or independent candidates.
|Political Party ||No. of Seats ||Constituents |
||CPM-61, CPI-17, JD(S)-5, LDF-4,KEC-4,RSP-3,KCS-1,NCP-1,INL-1,C(S)-1 |
Detailed coverage of Kerala 2006 Assembly results is here.
Kerala Assembly Constituencies for 2011 Elections:
There would be a total of 140 Vidhansabha seats from 14 districts of Kerala going to polls for Kerala 2011 Assembly elections.
Click the district names below to get election information on the constituencies: