Kerala Assembly polls | 80.53%, turnout of 1987 Assembly election, yet to be surpassed
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) had come to energy when polling touched an all-time excessive of 80.53% within the State within the 1987 Assembly polls and 77.35% within the 2016 polls.
Since 1957, solely the Congress-led alliance had been ready to guarantee continuity in energy and that too manner again in 1977. In the elections held after the Emergency, the Congress-led United Front was voted to energy and K. Karunakaran turned the Chief Minister.
But, the fifth Assembly witnessed a number of political strikes and three different Chief Ministers — A.K. Antony, P.K. Vasudevan Nair and C.H. Mohammed Koya. The Assembly was dissolved in 1979 and President’s rule imposed within the State.
The earlier authorities led by the Congress alliance was led by Communist Party of India chief C. Achutha Menon because the Congress didn’t be part of the Ministry initially after the 1970 elections. The Assembly, which had 133 seats, additionally had an additional tenure of 18 months as Emergency was imposed within the nation and elections couldn’t he held.
After the 1980 elections, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led LDF was ready to type the federal government below E.K. Nayanar when the voter turnout was 72.28%, with the LDF securing 93 seats. In 1982, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) got here to energy when the turnout was 73.56% and K. Karunakaran turned the Chief Minister. However, the LDF shaped the federal government in 1987 by bagging 77 seats. E.K. Nayanar once more turned the Chief Minister. The polling share of 80.53 in 1987 continues to be a report within the State.
In the 1991 elections, K. Karunakaran turned the Chief Minister after the UDF bagged 90 seats and the polling share was 73.46. However, within the 1996 elections, the LDF shaped the federal government below E.K. Nayanar once more when the polling share was 71.66.
Congress chief A.K. Antony shaped the federal government after the UDF wrested energy from the LDF within the 2001 elections. The polling share was 72.22.
In 2006, the LDF returned to energy below V.S. Achuthanandan when the turnout was 72.38% and the entrance secured 98 seats. Sticking to its custom of rotating energy, the State once more elected the UDF below Oommen Chandy in 2011, with the entrance securing 72 seats. The turnout was 75.27%.
In the 2016 elections, the LDF assumed energy bagging 91 seats below Pinarayi Vijayan. The polling share was 77.35.