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Himachal Pradesh, which voted for its next government in November, will on Monday get to know who won the Assembly election race.
The counting for the single-phase Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will begin at 8 am and results are expected to come out by afternoon.
As many as 5,025,941 voters were eligible to cast their votes and 37,605 polling personnel were deployed at 7,525 polling booths. To ensure free and fair elections in the state, 983 polling stations had been declared vulnerable and 399 as critical.
A total of 337 candidates, including 19 women, are in the fray to sweep the polls in the hill state.
Virbhadra Singh and Dhumal were among the 62 sitting MLAs who contested the polls.
Polling for 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh, which was held on November 9 in a single phase to choose the next chief minister, recorded 74.61 per cent voter turnout, the highest-ever in the state.
The exit polls have suggested a change of political guard in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
The Congress party is currently in power in the state and the BJP is aiming to return to power after a gap of five years.