ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Sikkim : Pro-incumbency Factor

The elections saw a repeat of the familiar pattern of a strong personality factor and the dominance of a single party in the state. They were also a reiteration of the reality that national parties have little hold in Sikkim politics. By sweeping the assembly elections, and winning the lone Lok Sabha seat, the Sikkim Democratic Front, led by Pawan Kumar Chamling, gained from the positive attitude of the voters towards his government.

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