The results for the Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 has concluded and the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) will form the Government in the State. It has swept the state with a clear majority. ZPM has won 27 seats, while MNF has managed to win 10 seats in the state. BJP has won 2 seats, while Congress has managed to clinch only 1 seat. Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalthansanga has defeated Mizoram Chief Minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) Chief Zoramthanga From Aizawl East-I by 2,101 votes. Counting of votes began for the Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023 today morning. As per early trends, it can be said that there is stiff competition in the state between Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and Mizo National Front (MNF). After a saffron wave swept the Hindi heartland, taking the BJP to decisive mandates in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, and the Congress wrested Telangana from the BRS, all eyes have now shifted to the Northeast as Mizoram is to reveal its mandate on Monday.
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At 03:36 PM Counting Concludes, ZPM Wins 27 Seats and MNF Managed To Clinch 10 Seats.
At 02:47 PM ZPM Clean Sweeps State, Wins 27 Seats; MNF Wins 7, Leading In 3 Seats.
At 12:58 PM Mizoram CM & MNF Chief Zoramthanga Loses From Aizawl East-I Seat by 2,101 votes.
At 12:20 PM ZPM Wins 10 & Leading In 16 Seats, while MNF Wins 1 & Leads In 10 Seats
At 11:46 AM ZPM has won 6 seats and is leading in 20 Seats, while MNF is leading in 11 seats.
At 11:12 AM ZPM is leading in 26 Seats and MNF in 10 Seats, as per ECI.
At 10:45 AM ZPM Crosses Majority-Mark, Takes Lead In 27 Seats & Incumbent MNF Follows With Lead In 7 Seats, As Per ECI.
At 9:42 AM ZPM is leading in 12 seats and MNF is leading in 8 seats.
At 9:30 am, ZPM extends lead in 18 seats, MNF winning in 12 seats. Congress ahead in 3 seats, as per latest trends.
"Everything is peaceful," Says Aizwal DC Nazuk Kumar.
ZPM Takes Lead In 13 Seats While MNF Continues To Lead In 8 Seats, as per latest trends.
At 8:30 am, Mizo National Front (MNF) is seen leading in 6 seats, followed by Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) which is leading in 4 seats, according to early trends.
Counting of votes for Mizoram Elections 2023 begins as Mizo National Front (MNF) shows confidence for another term while the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) eyes for a maiden win in the north east state.
Preparations are underway at the counting centres in the northeast state where the counting of votes for the Mizoram Assembly Elections will begin shortly.
Counting Date Changed
The counting in the tiny Northeast state, which was scheduled originally for December 3, Sunday, along with four other states, was pushed back by a day following representations to the Election Commission by the civil society, citing an important day in the religious calendar in the Christian-majority state.
Considering appeals by political parties and civil society organisations, citing the special significance of Sunday for the people of Mizoram, the Election Commission on November 29 officially announced the deferment of the counting of votes in the state to Monday.
Four Major Conteders For Power
Four major contenders are in fray in the northeastern state, which voted to elect its 40-member legislative assembly on November 7. These include the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), the Congress and the BJP.
Earlier, on Sunday, the chief ministerial face of the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) and party candidate of Serchhip constituency, Lalduhoma, voiced confidence in the party forming a 'stable' government in the state.
He said the exit poll predictions, released on Thursday, were based on scientific methodology and were 'most reliable'. "All the exit poll results point towards us. We do not need any other political party," he said.
Aizawl Deputy Commissioner Nazuk Kumar said on Sunday that all arrangements and preparations for the counting of votes in Mizoram on December 4 have been completed.
According to exit-poll projections, the two regional players--MNF and ZPM--are in the race to form government in Mizoram, with most predictions stating that the ruling party, led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga, has an advantage in the Northeast state while there is also a possibility of a hung assembly.
The elections to the 40-member Mizoram assembly were held on November 7, with the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) facing a stout challenge from the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), Congress and the BJP.
Following the deferment of the counting of votes for Mizoram, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Madhup Vyas said the Election Commission agreed to the request of social organisations and political parties as "Sunday was devoted to church duties and prayers".
Meanwhile, a day ahead of the counting of votes for the Mizoram Assembly Elections, Chief Minister Zoramthanga offered prayers at the Zarkawt Presbyterian Church.
The chief ministerial face of ZPM, Lalduhoma, also attended special prayers at a church in the Aizawl district on Sunday.