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Elections to the 40-seat Mizoram assembly will be held on November 28
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Mizoram: Opinion poll predicts hung assembly, close fight in state

Mizo National Front to lead with 17 seats, followed by Congress with 12 seats and Zoram People’s Movement with nine seats, projects C-Voter survey

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Guwahati: An opinion poll has projected a hung assembly in the upcoming Mizoram state elections, with the a close fight expected between the ruling Congress and the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF).

The survey released by C-Voter gave the MNF an edge over the incumbent Congress. According to the opinion poll, the MNF is expected to lead in the 40-seat assembly with 17 seats, followed by the Congress with 12 seats and the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) with nine seats.

Data from the survey reveals a highly-competitive three-way race among the three leading parties in the state. As per the survey, MNF will lead the elections with 33.1% votes followed by the Congress which is estimated to get 29.4%. It is expected that the ZPM will be the kingmaker, as it will edge over Congress with 27.4% vote share.

As per this year’s projection, the Congress will see a decline of vote share from 44.6% the last time -- the party led by current CM Lal Thanhawla had won 34 seats in the last elections.

The ZPM’s vote share, as per the C-Voter survey, would increase from 23.6% since the last elections.

The survey put Lal Thanhawla, the most preferred candidate with 27.3% followed by MNF’s Zoramthanga with 25.4% and ZPM’s Laduhoma with 24.6% popularity.