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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.

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