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  • 8:30 PM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: The SKM has won 13 seats and was leading on 1. Meanwhile, the SDF was ahead on 5 and had bagged 9 seats.

  • 4:07 PM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: It is neck-and-neck in the state between the SDF and SKM. Both the parties have won four seats each and are leading on 6.

  • 3:55 PM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: In the state, the SDF has won four seats and is leading on 7. The SKM, on the other hand, has bagged 2 seats and is leading on 6.

  • 2:13 PM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: The counting of votes is underway in the state. Till now, the trends show SDF leading on 10 seats and the SKM on 7.

  • 11:43 AM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: The SDF is leading on 7 seats in the state whereas, SKM is ahead on 5.

  • 9:50 AM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: The trends of six seats are out in Sikkim. After over one-and-a-half hours of vote count, the SDF is ahead on all the six seats out of the total 32 seats.

  • 8:59 AM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: As per the latest trends, the SDF is leading on 5 seats.

  • 8:33 AM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: Early trends have started to emerge as counting of votes in 32 seats progresses in the state. Out of 32 seats, the SDF is leading on 2 seats.

  • 8:04 AM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: Counting of votes in 32 Assembly seats began at 8 AM. The trends will emerge in a while.

  • 7:46 AM IST

    Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: In the Assembly polls, a tough contest is being witnessed between the two most prominent parties. The parties area Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM). Besides, ex-footballer Baichung Bhutia-led Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) is also in the contest.

Sikkim Assembly Election Results 2019: The counting of votes for the Himalayan state of Sikkim began on Thursday, May 23, at 8 AM. Polls were held in all 32 Assembly seats in Sikkim on April 11 simultaneously with the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

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The two most prominent parties battling each other are the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) party. Besides, Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) led by ex-footballer Baichung Bhutia was also in the contest. Till 8.30 PM, the SKM had won 13 seats and was leading on 1. Meanwhile, the SDF was ahead on 5 and had bagged 9 seats.

A total of 150 candidates are in the fight for 32 Assembly seats with the most prominent candidates being Pawan Kumar Chamling, his younger brother Rup Narayan Chamling and Bhaichung Bhutia.

The total voter turnout recorded on the polling date from all four districts, East, West, North and South, including Sangha seat was at 78.19 per cent, almost three per cent lower than 2014.

What is unique about the state of Sikkim is that it is the only state where Budhhist monks registered with 51 monasteries are the only ones who can contest their unique Sangha-Assembly seat.

In the 2014 Assembly elections, SDF formed the government in the state by winning 22 seats out of the 32. The SKM-led by Prem Singh Tamang won the remaining 10 seats.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling is the longest serving chief minister in the state who is eyeing for the sixth term in the office.

There is hardly any presence of the national parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress in the state due to their failure to establish themselves politically against the prominent regional parties in a state that is rooted in its Sikkimese tradition.