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Mainstream, VOL XLIX, No 22, May 21, 2011

Assembly Polls (2011) in Kerala: Narrow Victory for the UDF

Tuesday 24 May 2011

by M.R. BIJU

Kerala is one of the highly politicised States in India. The political sensibility of the State is the result of decades of political movements, social reform movements, and massive partici-pation of the people in the electoral process. Kerala was the first State in India to have elections on the basis of universal adult francise in the erstwhile state of Travancore held in 1948. After the formation of the State in 1956, the first general election to the Legislative Assembly was held in 1957. Through this election Kerala came on the map of global politics by becoming the first State in Asia to have Communists coming to power through the parliamentary process. The State witnessed 14 Legislative Assembly elections and the same number of Lok Sabha polls. Elections to the State Legislative Assembly were held in 1957, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

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Assembly Polls (2011) in Kerala
by M R Biju
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