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90.88% voter turn-out for polls

Correspondent/Staff Reporter KOHIMA/DIMAPUR, FEB 27 (NPN)
Published on 28 Feb. 2013 1:29 AM IST
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4.7 % HIGHER THAN 2008, FEMALE VOTERS 91.59%, MALE VOTERS 90.19 %
Out of the total electorate of 11,71,389 a total of 90.88% cast their votes on February 23, to elect 59 out of 185 (one NCP candidate under 3 Dimapur-III retired from the contest) and included two women candidates. After the February 26 re-polls, female turn-out was higher with 91.59% than the 90.19% for males.

In the February 26 re-polls, Longleng district recorded the highest turn-out with 96.35% and Dimapur district the lowest with 85.36%.

(See CEO’s table)
The ruling NPF set up 59 candidates, while Congress set up 56 (after election in 53 Tuensang Sadar-I was postponed due to death of sitting Congress member P. Chuba Chang). The independents set up 38, NCP-15, BJP-11, JD (U)-3, RJD-2 and UNDP-1.

There are 51 sitting MLAs who were in the fray on February 23. Both 39 Sanis and 40 Bhandari constituencies had six candidates in each constituency, the highest number among all 59.

A total of 20 candidates were locked in straight fights in 19 constituencies. The largest Assembly Constituency areas was 6 Tening under Peren district, while the highest number of electorate was under 4 Ghaspani-I with 58269 voters and the lowest being 27 Mokokchung town with 5000.

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