ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Mystery of the Kerala Poll Results

The United Democratic Front was expected to easily defeat the Left Democratic Front in the 2011 elections in Kerala - but it came very close to suffering a defeat. Just one person - V S Achuthanandan - with his incredible political sense and timing almost pulled off what no chief minister since 1977 had done. The irony is that VS' targeting of the leaders of the Indian Union Muslim League and the Congress only served to consolidate the minority votes in the two parties. The UDF may have finally won the polls but a fractious coalition ruling with a thin majority can only mean an unstable government and possible mid-term elections.

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