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Assembly Elections Result 2023: ZPM Wins Mizoram Assembly Polls, Lalduhoma Set To Be Next CM

Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won just two seats in Mizoram assembly elections, state party chief Vanlalhmuaka has said that the party would be part of the next government in the state.

Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) chief and CM candidate Lalduhoma
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The Zoram People's Movement (ZMP) has won the Mizoram assembly elections as it has secured 26 of 40 seats in the state, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI). 

ZMP leader Lalduhoma is set to be the next Chief Minister of Mizoram. He has said that he would meet Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati tomorrow or the day after to stake claim to form government in the state. 

The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) has been relegated to a distant second as it is leading on just 10 seats, according to the latest trends. 

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga tendered his resignation to Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati on Monday evening, following the electoral setback for his party, the Mizo National Front (MNF). 

Even as it has won just two seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that it will be part of the next government in the state. 

Initially, the counting of votes in Mizoram was also scheduled to be held on Sunday, but the Election Commission of India (ECI) moved it to Monday as Sunday was sacred to the state's Christian majority. 

Mizoram Assembly Election Updates LIVE

16:38 pm: Mizoram Chief Minister Resigns After Party's Electoral Defeat

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga tendered his resignation to Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati on Monday evening, following the electoral setback for his party, the Mizo National Front (MNF). The MNF, securing nine seats and leading in one, faced defeat as the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) emerged victorious with 27 seats in the 40-member House. Zoramthanga, who himself suffered a loss to ZPM's Lalthansanga by 2,101 votes in the Aizawl East-1 seat, submitted his resignation amidst the party's electoral challenges.

3:15 pm: Mizoram CM Zoramthanga Loses Election, Expected To Resign Later Today

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga of MNF has lost the election on the Aizawl East-I seat. He has been defeated by Lalthansanga of ZPM by a margin of 2,101 votes.

Following the defeat in the Mizoram assembly elections, Zoramthanga is expected to resign later today. The PTI reported that he is meeting Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati at 4 pm and is likely to hand his resignation. 

After Zoramthanga would submit his resignation, Kambhampati is expected to ask him to continue as the caretaker chief minister till the time new government is sworn-in in line with the norms.

ZMP leader Lalduhoma is set to be the next Chief Minister of Mizoram. The ZMP has won the Mizoram polls by winning 27 of the state's 40 seats.

2:25 PM Update: ZPM Wins Mizoram Assembly Elections, Lalduhoma Set To Be Next Chief Minister

The Zoram People's Movement (ZMP) on Monday won the Mizoram assembly elections by crossing the majority-mark of 21. 

The ZPM has won 26 of the 40 seats in Mizoram, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI). With this, ZPM chief minister face Lalduhoma is set to be the next CM of Mizoram. He has already said he would meet Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati in a day or two to stake claim to form government in the state. 

The ZPM is leading on one more seat, according to the latest trends on ECI's website. 

The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) has been relegated to a distant second as it is leading on just 10 seats, according to the latest trends.

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After losing the elections, Mizoram CM Zoramthanga of MNF will meet Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati at 4 pm and is likely to resign, according to PTI. 

1 PM Mizoram Assembly Election Results Update: ZPM Under Lalduhoma Heads To Big Win, CM Zoramthanga Trails

Lalduhoma-led ZPM was heading to a big victory in Mizoram assembly elections as it led on 27 of the state's 40 seats, according to latest trends at 1 pm. 

ZPM's chief minister face Lalduhoma won the election from Serchhip constituency. On the other hand, CM Zoramthanga of MNF was trailing on Aizawl East-I seat.

As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends at 1 pm, the situation was as follows:

  • ZPM      :   27
  • MNF      :  10
  • BJP       :    2
  • INC       :    1

As ZPM appears set to win the Mizoram assembly elections, Lalduhoma has said that he would stake claim to form the government in a day or two and the swearing-in of the new government would take place before the end of the month.

ZPM's CM Face Lalduhoma Wins From Serchhip Seat

ZPM chief minister face Lalduhoma has won the Mizoram assembly election from Serchhip constituency, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI). 

Lalduhoma defeated his nearest rival J. Malsawmzuala Vanchhawng of MNF by a margin of 2,982 votes. 

As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends, Lalduhoma-led ZPM was leading on 27 of the state's 40 seats. Lalduhoma has said he would meet Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati in a day or two to stake claim for the formation of the government and that the swearing-in ceremony of the new government would take place this month only. 

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Will Meet Governor Tomorrow Or Day After, Swearing-In This Month Only: ZPM Leader Lalduhoma As Party Leads In Polls

ZPM leader Lalduhoma has said that he would meet Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to stake claim to form government in the state. 

Lalduhoma also said that the swearing-in ceremony of the new government would take place this month only.

Lalduhoma's comment comes as his party ZPM's lead has crossed the majority-mark of 21. As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends, ZPM was leading on 26 seats, MNF on 11, BJP on two, and Congress on one. 

Lalduhoma further told ANI that financial reforms in the state are necessary and they would carry out a resource mobilisation exercise after forming the government. 

12 PM Mizoram Assembly Election Results Update: ZPM's Lead Crosses Halfway Mark, MNF Relegated To Distant 2nd

The ZPM's lead is well past the majority-mark of 21 in Mizoram, according to the latest assembly election result trends at 12 pm.

As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends, the tally of the parties is as follows:

  • ZPM     :  26
  • MNF     :  11
  • BJP      :   2
  • INC       :  1

Among the heavyweights, Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia of MNF has lost on the Tuichang assembly seat and CM Zoramthanga is trailing behind Lalthansanga on Aizawl East-I constituency. Ministers Lalruatkima and Lalthangliana have lost to ZPM. 

Mizoram Ministers Lalruatkima, Lalthangliana Lose Polls 

Mizoram ministers Lalruatkima and Lalthangliana have lost the state assembly elections.

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Mizoram Rural Development Minister Lalruatkima has lost the assembly election on Aizawl West-II seat to ZPM's Lalnghinglova Hmar, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI). Lalruatkima of MNF lost the polls to ZPM's Lalruatkima by a margin to 4,819.

Mizoram Health Minister Lalthangliana of MNF has lost on South Tuipui seat to Jeje Lalpekhlua of ZPM, according to ECI. He lost by a margin of 135 votes.

As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends, ZPM was leading on 26 of 40 seats.

Everything Is Peaceful And Under Control: Mizoram Official

As the counting of votes for Mizoram assembly elections progresses in the state, District Magistrate Nazuk Kumar said the situation is under control and everything is under control amid sufficient deployment of security personnel. 

During elections, the DM also acts as the Returning Officer (RO) in the districts who is in charge of conducting the elections.

11 AM Mizoram Assembly Election Results Update: ZPM's Lead Crosses Halfway Mark

The ZPM's lead is well past the majority-mark of 21 in Mizoram, according to the latest assembly election result trends at 11 am.

As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends, the tally of the parties is as follows:

  • ZPM     :  26
  • MNF     :  10
  • BJP       :   3
  • INC       :    1

Among the heavyweights, Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia of MNF has lost on the Tuichang assembly seat and CM Zoramthanga is trailing behind Lalthansanga on Aizawl East-I constituency.

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga Trails From Aizawl East-I Seat

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Mizoram CM Zoramthanga is trailing from the Aizawl East-I constituency in the Mizoram assembly elections, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

Zoramthanga is trailing behind Lalthansanga of ZPM by a margin of 640 votes after the first of the three rounds of counting.

In the counting of votes for the Mizoram assembly elections so far, ZPM has led the tally with 28 seats of the total 40 seats and the ruling MNF has been pushed to a distant second with eight seats, according to latest trends.

Mizoram Deputy CM Tawnluia Of MNF Loses To ZPM Candidate

In a setback to the ruling MNF, Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia has lost on the Tuichang assembly seat, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

At Tuichang seat, ZPM's W Chhuanawma has won the polls. He won by a margin of 909 votes.

10 AM Mizoram Assembly Election Results Update: ZPM's Lead Crosses Majority-Mark Of 21

By the end of the first two hours of counting of votes of the Mizoram assembly election results, the Opposition ZPM leading the trends and its lead had crossed the majority-mark of 21.

As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends, the tally of the parties is as follows:

  • ZPM       : 23
  • MNF       : 11
  • INC        :   3
  • BJP        :   2
  • Others    :   1

We Will Be Part Of New Government In State: Mizoram BJP Chief Vanlalhmuaka

Mizoram BJP President Vanlalhmuaka said that that the party would be part of the new government that would be formed in the state. 

The counting of votes is underway in Mizoram and ZPM is leading in the latest available assembly election result trends. 

Vanlalhmuaka said that the BJP is expecting to win more than five seats. 

Vanlalhmuaka told PTI, "We are certain that we will win three seats. We are expecting more than five seats. Let's wait for the results. The BJP will participate in the new government which will be formed soon."

In the previous Mizoram assembly elections in 2018, BJP had won just one seat in the 40-member assembly. 

As per the latest Mizoram election result updates, ZPM is leading on 20 seats, ruling MNF on 12, Congress on six, and BJP on one. The trends are available for 39 of 40 seat.

9 AM Mizoram Assembly Election Results Update: ZPM Leads In 40-Member Assembly

The Opposition ZPM was leading in the Mizoram assembly elections, according to the latest election result trends at 9 am. So far, trends on 36 of the state's 40 seats are available.

As per the latest Mizoram assembly election result trends, ZPM was leading on 18 seats, MNF on 11, Congress on five, and BJP on one.

Counting Of EVM Votes Starts 

After the counting of postal ballots, the electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been opened in the counting of votes in Mizoram.

As per the norms, first the postal ballots were counted and then the EVMs were opened. Visuals from the counting centres showing the unlocking of strongrooms storing the EVMs have surfaced from Mizoram capital Aizawl.

As per the initial Mizoram assembly election result trends from the counting of postal ballots, MNF and ZPM are locked in a close race. 

Which Are Constituencies To Keep An Eye On In Mizoram?

The counting of votes is underway in Mizoram in the legislative elections held last month.

While the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) is eyeing at a second straight term, exit polls have broadly given an edge to the principal Opposition party Zoram People's Movement (ZPM). In case neither MNF nor ZPM secure a clear majority, Congress or BJP may act as a kingmaker.

Here are the seats to keep an eye on:

  • Aizawl East I.   : Chief Minister Zoramthanga is contesting and is facing Congress candidate Lalsanglura Ralte and ZPM's Lalthansanga
  • Serchhip           : ZPM's Lalduhoma faces MNF's J Malsawmzuala Vanchhawng and Congress' R Vanlaltluanga 
  • Aizawl West III  : Congress state chief Lalsawta faces MNF's K Lalsawmvela and ZPM's VL Zaithanzama
  • Dampa              : BJP state chief Vanlalhmuaka is in the fray with Congress' Lalhmingthanga, MNF's Lalrintluanga Sailo, and ZPM's Vanlalsailova

Counting Of Votes Starts In Mizoram Amid Tight Security Arrangements

The counting of votes started in Mizoram for last month's legislative elections at 8 am on Monday. The counting is taking place amid tight security arrangements. 

Earlier, Chief Electoral Officer H Lianzela told PTI that 13 centres have been set up for the counting of votes for the 40 assembly seats. 

As per the norms, first the postal ballots would be counted and then EVMs would be opened for counting. 

More than 4,000 personnel have been deployed for the counting of votes in Mizoram. 

ZPM Leader Lalduhoma Confident Of 'Absolute Majority' In Mizoram Elections

Ahead of the Mizoram assembly election results on Monday, Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma has exuded confidence in the party's victory.

Lalduhoma said he is confident that ZPM would win an "absolute majority" in the state. Incidentally, most of the exit polls ahead of the polls projected ZPM as the single-largest party. 

"I am very sure that such a situation will not arise..we are quite confident (of winning the elections)...The chief minister is a false prophet. If he says they are going to form a government that means they are not forming. That is why we have confidence," said Lalduhoma to PTI, a former police officer. 

In the Mizoram assembly elections in 2018, ZPM candidates had contested as independents and eight of them emerged victorious. 

Will Prioritise Resource Mobilisation To Address State's Finances If MNF Returns To Power: Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

Ahead of the counting of votes for the state assembly elections, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga of the MNF said that he would prioritise resource mobilisation to improve the state's financial condition if the party forms the state again.

Zoramthanga is looking forward to a fourth term in his office. While he has been the CM of Mizoram since 2018, he had earlier served two terms during 1998-2008.

While Zoramthanga has exuded confidence of victory, principal Opposition party has also appeared confident. Most exit polls have projected it as the single-largest party in Mizoram assembly election. 

Zoramthanga told PTI "I believe we shall be able to form the government by crossing the magic number of 21, and without the help of other parties, we will form the government...If we form the government, the most important (factor) would be the financial matter...Financial problem is the biggest problem. Resource mobilisation will certainly be my priority. And the same time, a lot of things have to be done for the welfare of people and in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, education, and health. But without finance, nothing can move. Resource mobilisation will be the top priority."

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