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Elections in Mizoram (MZ) 2014


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45 percent polling in Mizoram - April 11, 2014 03:35 PM

About 45 percent of the electorate cast their vote for the lone Lok Sabha seat from Mizoram and an assembly by-poll in the first seven hours of polling Friday, officials said here. Mizoram's joint chief electoral officer H. Lalengmawia said the polling was so far peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state that borders Myanmar and Bangladesh besides Tripura and Assam. Source: IANS

A third of Mizoram votes - April 11, 2014 10:57 AM

Nearly a third of the electorate cast their ballot Friday in the first three hours in the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials here said. Balloting for both Lok Sabha and assembly seat was earlier scheduled April 9 and it was postponed to Friday due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students' groups. Source: IANS

Mizoram votes for LS, assembly by-poll - April 11, 2014 10:10 AM

Balloting began Friday for the lone parliamentary constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials said. With a population of 1,091,014, Mizoram's 702,189 electorate, including 355,954 women, would decide the fate of three candidates in the lone Lok Sabha constituency.   Source: IANS

Mizoram goes to polls on Friday - April 10, 2014 01:55 PM

Balloting for the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram will be held Friday, after it was postponed due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students' groups, an official said. Source: IANS

Mizoram poll deferred - April 08, 2014 11:34 AM

The election to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram has been deferred to April 11 in view of a three-day shutdown and poll boycott call by NGOs and students' bodies, an official said Tuesday. The polling was earlier scheduled to be held April 9. Source:IANS

Shutdown hits life in poll-bound Mizoram - April 07, 2014 06:17 PM

Normal life was affected in Mizoram today as six NGOs and student groups called for a three-day shutdown and boycott of the April 9 election to the lone Lok Sabha seat from the state to protest postal ballot facility to its refugees living in Tripura, officials said. A police spokesman said that though normal life was affected, there was no untoward incident anywhere in the state, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh. Source: IANS
North Eastern hilly state of Mizoram is one of the smallest and newest states in India. It shares an international boundary with Bangladesh and Burma. Mizoram was earlier part of Assam and was established as an independent state in 1987. It was 23rd state of India. There is only one parliamentary constituency in Mizoram, and has the same name, i.e., Mizoram. It is reserved for ST candidates. The major political parties of Mizoram are the Indian National Congress, the Mizo National Front, and many others such as the Maraland Democratic Front, the Zoram Nationalist Party, and the Mizoram People's Conference The General Elections (Lok Sabha) 2014, in the state will be carried out in second phase of the General Elections i.e. 9th April 2014.

Quick facts for Mizoram General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
1
Assembly Constituencies 40
Ruling PartyINC Alliance
Opposition Party-
Chief MinisterPu Lalthanhawla
GovernorShri Vakkom Purushothaman
Chief Electoral OfficerLalmalsawma
AddressTuikhuahtlang, Aizawl - 796001

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)
696,448341,934354,5140.09%100.00%


Mizoram (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information



Dates and Schedule Mizoram 2014 Opinion Poll List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Mizoram
Campaigning Strategies About Mizoram Elections Mizoram Election Results 2013
Main Political Parties Constituencies In Mizoram State Legislative Assembly
List of Chief Ministers in Mizoram List of Governors in Mizoram CEO of Mizoram
Parliamentary Elections Result candidate list of mizoram

As per available data of August 2013, the total number of voters in the state was 6,86,305, among which 3,36,799 were male and 3,49,506 were female. Interestingly, this is the only state of India that has more female voters than male voters.

During the 2009 Lok Sabha election, the INC won the lone seat from the state and received 2,13,779 votes, which means a vote share of 65.58%.

  According to the IBTL Opinion Poll, the INC is expected to hold on to this seat in the coming election. As per the Times Now C-Voter February opinion poll, the INC will win the Mizoram PC. The ABP News Exit Poll Survey predicts that an independent or other candidate will win the lone Lok Sabha seat from the state. Election will be held in Mizoram on 9 April 2014. The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system will be implemented for the first time in Mizoram during the Lok Sabha 2014 election.

Mizoram General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule



Mizoram General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Mizoram General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Mizoram, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 2
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 1) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification15 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations22 Mar 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations24 Mar 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 11 Apr 14 (Fri)
Re-polling if any 14 Apr 14 (Mon)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed 28 May 14 (Wed)


Mizoram 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll



India TV survey 2014: The single Mizoram Lok Sabha Seat may be won by the Independent candidate/ Others.





List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Mizoram



There are 1 Parliamentary constituencies in Mizoram who choose their member in the elections to work for the betterment of the society and to govern the state.

P.C. No.P.C. Name
1 Mizoram (ST)


Campaigning Strategies



The BJP has been raising the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh as its main agenda. While the BJP is trying hard to win the seat by high lighting its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Congress wants to win by concentrating on local issues. One of the major developments in the state has been the Mizo National Front’s strategy to form a united front opposition against the Indian National Congress. In fact, eight opposition parties have joined hands to form a united opposition, including MNF, MPC, ZNP, MDF, NCP, HPC, PTC, and BJP. The alliance is named UDF or the United Democratic Front.

About Mizoram Elections



The north eastern hilly state of Mizoram shares an international boundary with Bangladesh and Burma, and is one of the smallest and newest states in the country. Originally part of Assam, Mizoram became a Union Territory in 1972 following the North East Reorganization act of 1972. Elections were held to the Union Territory seats in the parliament and the first representative was Pu Sangliana of the Mizo Union Party.

In 1961 the Mizo National Front was constituted under Mr Laldenga. The party was outlawed in 1967 owing to its secessionist agenda. However, the Indian Government signed a memorandum with the Mizo National Front in 1986 and the state of Mizoram came into existence on 20th February 1987. It became the 23rd state of India. The first State Assembly was constituted in 1987 with 40 elected members.

Mizoram has a unicameral state legislature with only one house in the state legislative assembly. The Legislative assembly or the Vidhan Sabha conducts the different sessions of the house at Aizawl, the capital of the state. The total number of state assembly constituencies is 40. The 40 members of the state legislative assembly are elected every five years.

The state also conducts elections to the three autonomous district councils for ethnic tribal areas to ensure local governance at grassroots for these regions within the state of Mizoram. These three councils are the Chakma Autonomous District council, Lai Autonomous District council, and Mara Autonomous District council.

The states are allocated seats in the Indian parliament on the basis of the population of the state. The ratio of the number of seats in the parliament and the population of the state is the same for all states in the country. As the population of Mizoram is one of the lowest in the country, the state is represented by one member in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha. The current Rajya Sabha MP is Shri Lalmingliana of the Mizo National Front. The sitting Lok Sabha MP is Shri C L Ruala of the INC. the Mizoram Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituency is reserved for a candidate belonging to Scheduled Tribe. See Mizoram Assembly Election 2013 Results


After the drastic fall Delhi, MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, there appeared a ray of hope for the Congress. The party has won the Mizoram assembly elections of 2013 by a huge margin.

The INC has won absolute majority by acquiring 33 of the 40 seats in the elections, defeating Mizo National Front, Mizoram People’s Conference, as well the ZNP. The rival party, Mizo National Front, bagged 5 seats: Tuikum, Saiha, Aizawl West-I, Aizawl West-II, Aizawl West-III, as compared with three seats in 2008 assembly elections.

The chief minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla is ready to serve the state for the second time. He has won from two seats - Serchhip and Hrangturzo.

Mizoram Election Results 2013



PartySeats
INC32
MNF7
Others1


Polling statistics of Mizoram Assembly Elections 2013


Main Political Parties

  • The Indian National Congress
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party
  • The Janata Dal
  • Mizo National Front
  • Mizo People's Conference
  • Mizo Union
  • Mizoram Nationalist Party
  • Maraland Democratic Front
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Mizoram Assembly elections 2013 FAQ

Constituencies In Mizoram



The state has 40 assembly constituencies out of which 39 are reserved for Scheduled tribes. Some of the constituencies in the state are Hachhek, Dampa, Mamit, Tuirial, Kolasib, Serlui, Tawi, Aizawl North -I, Aizawl North -II, Aizawl North -III, Aizawl East-I, Aizawl east-II, Aizawl West-II, Aizawl West-I, Aizawl West-III, Aizawl south-I, Aizawl; south-II, Aizawal south-III, Lengteng, Tuichang, Champhai North, Champai south, Serchhip, Lunglei North, Lunglei South, Thorang, Saiha, and Palak.

State Legislative Assembly



The last assembly elections were held in December 2008. The number of eligible voters was 6,11,124 lakh.

The Indian National Congress (INC) won 32 out of 40 Vidhan Sabha seats. The Mizo National Front won 3 seats, and others won 5. The INC had a clear majority and formed the government.

The current Chief Minister and the Leader of the House is Pu Lalthanhawla. He has been the CM since 11th December 2008. The speaker of the state legislative assembly is Shri R Romawia. The Deputy Speaker is Shri. John Rotluangliana. The Governor of the state is Shri Vakkom B Purushothaman. He became the governor of the state in September 2011.

Mizoram State Legislative Assembly is one of the first in the country to telecast live the proceeding of its sessions of the house through local television channels.

State Assembly Election History



The state had President's rule imposed twice; the first time was in 1977 and the second time was from September 1988 to January 1989.

List of Chief Ministers in Mizoram



Sl. No.Name of Chief MinistersFromToParty
1Ch. ChhungaMay 3, 1972May 10, 1977Mizo Union
 President's ruleMay 11, 1977Jun 1, 1978 
2Thenphunga SailoJun 2, 1978Nov 10, 1978MPC
 President's ruleNov 10, 1978May 8, 1979 
3Thenphunga SailoMay 8, 1979May 4, 1984MPC
4Pu LalthanhawlaMay 5, 1984Aug 20, 1986INC
5Pu LaldengaAug 21, 1986Sep 7, 1988MNF
 President's ruleSep 7, 1988Jan 24, 1989 
6Pu LalthanhawlaJan 24, 1989Dec 3, 1998INC
7Pu ZoramthangaDec 3, 1998Dec 11, 2008MNF
8Pu LalthanhawlaDec 11, 2008PresentINC

List of Governors in Mizoram



Sl.No.Name of GovernorsFromTo
1S.P.Mukherjee Apr 24, 1972Jun 12, 1974
2S.K.Chibber Jun 13, 1974Sep 26, 1977
3N.P.Mathur Sep 27, 1977Apr 15, 1981
4S.N.Kohli Apr 16, 1981Aug 9, 1983
5H.S.Dubey Aug 10, 1983Dec 10, 1986
6H.Saikia Dec 11, 1986Feb 19, 1987
7Hiteswar Saikia Feb 20, 1987Apr 30, 1989
8General K. V. Krishna Rao (additional charge) May 1, 1989Jul 20, 1989
9Capt W.A.Sangma Jul 21, 1989Feb 7, 1990
10Swaraj Kaushal Feb 8, 1990Feb 9, 1993
11P.R.Kyndiah Feb 10, 1993Jan 28, 1998
12Dr A.P.Mukherjee Jan 29, 1998May 1, 1998
13A.Padmanabhan May 2, 1998Nov 30, 2000
14Ved Marwah (additional charge) Dec 1, 2000May 17, 2001
15Amolak Rattan Kohli May 18, 2001Jul 24, 2006
16Lt. Gen (Retd) M.M.Lakhera Jul 25, 2006Aug 25, 2011
17Shri Vakkom Purushothaman Aug 26, 2011Present


Election Commission of Mizoram



The general parliamentary as well as legislative assembly elections in Mizoram are conducted under the supervision of the Chief Electoral Officer’s office of the Election Commission of India. The Mizoram State Election Commission, on the other hand, is responsible for conducting elections in local bodies such as different tiers of panchayats, municipalities, zilla parishads, corporations, etc.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Mizoram



Mr. Lalmalsawma is the CEO of Mizoram.
He can be contacted at: Government of Mizoram, Aizawl - 796 001
Office Phone: 91-389-2322558
Residence Phone: 0389-2335547
Fax: 91-389-2325131
Email: ceo_mizoram@eci.gov.in
Website: http://ceomizoram.nic.in

Last Updated on April 8, 2014










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