Kerala Assembly Elections 2016

Kerala Assembly elections 2016: Big hits and misses

Left Democratic Front (LDF) appears to be racing ahead of its main rival Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) .

Establishing the fact that anti-incumbency rules elections in Kerala, the Left Democratic Front made it back to power in the southern State, routing the incumbent UDF.

But what were the nitty-gritties of this elections? Who were the biggest winners and losers? What is the seat-share and vote share? We take a look at all this and more:

The biggest and smallest victory margins

P.J. Joseph (Kerala Congress (M));
Thodupuzha;
Margin: 45,587 E.S. Bijimol (CPI);
Peerumade;
Margin: 314 E.P. Jayarajan (CPI (M));
Mattannur;
Margin: 43,381 P.B. Abdul Razak (IUML)
Manjeshwaram;
Margin: 89 T.V. Rajesh (CPI(M));
Kallasseri;
42,891 Anil Akkara (INC);
Wadakkanchery;
Margin: 43

Biggest victories

Smallest victories

Key candidates

V. S. Achuthanandan, CPI(M), Malampuzha. Won by a margin of 27,142 votes

O. Rajagopal., BJP - Won from Nemom

K.M Mani, Kerala Congress, Constituency: Pala - Won; Former Finance Minister of the State. Known for his alleged involvement in Kerala Bar license scam.

Pinarayi Vijayan, CPI(M) - Won; Dharmadam

Kummanam Rajasekharan, BJP - Lost; Constituency: Vattiyoorkavu

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declared elected from Puthuppally in Kottayam district defeating nearest rival Jaick C Thomas of CPI(M).

Former Finance Minister K M Mani (KC-M-UDF) wins from Pala against Mani C Kappan (NCP-LDF)

George M. Thomas of CPI(M) has won from Thiruvambady in Kozhikode defeating V.M. Ummer of IUML.



Hit rate of parties (in %)

  • CPI(M) 58/84 69%
  • INC 22/87 25.3%
  • CPI 19/25 76%
  • IUML 18/23 78.3%
  • BJP 1/98 1%
Seat Tally (2016)
Party Won Swing
CPI(M) 58 +13
INC 22 -17
CPI 19 +6
IUML 18 -2
KC(M) 6 -3
BJP 1 +1


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