Lok Sabha Elections 2019
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KERALA


The South Indian state of Kerala has 20 seats in the Lok Sabha. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Indian National Congress had emerged as the single largest party in the state with 8 seats and a vote share of 31.5 per cent. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) had won 5 seats with 21.8 per cent votes. The other parties and independent candidates had taken 7 seats with a combined vote share of 46.7 per cent.
 
At the time of the previous general elections in 2014, Kerala had a total of 24,314,065 registered electors, of whom 73.98 per cent, or 17,987,124, exercised their right to franchise across 21,427 polling stations to choose their 20 Members of Parliament from among 269 candidates.
 
The state has 140 Assembly constituencies. In the previous Assembly elections, held in 2016, the CPI(M) had emerged as the single largest party here, winning 58 seats with a 26.7 per cent vote share. The Indian National Congress had polled 23.8 per cent votes and won 22 seats, while the Communist Party of India had won 19 seats with 8.2 per cent votes. The other parties and independent candidates, with a combined vote share of 41.3 per cent, won 41 seats in the state Assembly. At present, Pinarayi Vijayan of the CPI(M) is the chief minister of Kerala.