Of the total 209 candidates, 15 were women -- the highest ever to have contested the assembly polls in the state so far.
Of the 7,07,395 electorates, around 6,20,332 voters had cast their votes on November 28, of whom 3,20,401 were women.
Political analysts attributed the failure of women to win the assembly election to the Mizo society being strictly patriarchal and the major political party's refusal to field women candidates.
The BJP, which won only one seat, had put up the maximum number of women candidates at six.
The 'Zoramthar' a religious-based group had fielded five women candidates.
The 15 women candidates together secured only 14,482 votes with Lalrinpuii of the ZPM, who contested from Lunglei South, getting 3,991 votes - the highes among the women candidates.
The second highest vote scoring woman candidate was Chawngthu, who bagged 3,815 votes in Hrangturzo seat.
In the 2013 election, there were six women candidates and no woman was elected to the state assembly.
Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu contested the bypoll to the Hrangturzo seat in 2014 and won it after it was vacated by Lal Thanhawla as he was elected from two seats.
Last year, Chawngthu was appointed as the state Cooperation minister.
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