Tripura Legislative Assembly election, 2013

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Tripura Legislative Assembly election, 2013
India
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60 seats in the Assembly
  First party Second party
 
Leader Manik Sarkar Sudip Roy Barman
Party CPI(M) INC
Last election 49 11
Seats won 50 10
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1

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Tripura District Map

CM before election

Manik Sarkar
CPI(M)

CM-elect

Manik Sarkar
CPI(M)

The Tripura Legislative Assembly election of 2013 took place in a single phase on 14 February 2013 to elect the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from each of the 60 Assembly Constituencies (ACs) in Tripura, India.

Background[edit]

The previous elections to the 10th Tripura Legislative Assembly was held in 2008. As of 2009, of the 60 ACs in Tripura, 20 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and 10 are reserved for Scheduled Castes.[1] February 2013 Elections in all polling stations were held using Indian voting machines.

The Left Front, led by Communist Party of India (Marxist), and headed by Manik Sarkar, had formed the Government in the 10th Tripura Assembly after being re-elected in 2008. The Left Front had won 46 of the 60 seats in 2008 election.

Campaign[edit]

The 2013 elections saw the Left Front trying to retain power for a fifth consecutive term. A total of 249 candidates from different political parties contested this election.[2]

Election Day[edit]

Election Day (14 February 2013) was overall peaceful and passed without any major incident of violence in this state that has traditionally faced insurgency from militant outfits.[3]

According to the report by Times of India, the chief election officer of the state told that the voter turnout across the state was 93.57%, which set the record for the country's highest-ever voter turnout.[4] This beats the previous record at 91.22 which was also set by Tripura in its 2008 assembly election.[3] Women voters outnumbered men voters by 2.13 percent.[4] There was 3,041 polling stations, and 18,000 poll officials were on duty.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constituency Wise Report of Electors as on 4th April, 2009" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Tripura. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2014-03-07.  and "Constituency Wise Report of Electors as on 4th April, 2009" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Tripura. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Assembly Elections 2013: Tripura records 92 percent turnout, polling peaceful". India Today. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Tripura records highest voter turnout in the country at 93 per cent: EC". IBN Live. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Bhattacharjee, Biswendu (17 February 2013). "Tripura scripts poll history". Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2013.