2019 Sikkim Legislative Assembly election

Legislative Assembly elections were held in Sikkim on 11 April 2019 to elect the 32 members of the ninth Legislative Assembly. The term of the eighth Sikkim Legislative Assembly ended on 27 May 2019.[1][2]

2019 Sikkim Legislative Assembly election

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32 Seats in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly
17 seats needed for a majority
Turnout81.43% Increase0.46%
  Majority party Minority party
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Leader Prem Singh Tamang Pawan Kumar Chamling
Party SKM SDF
Alliance NDA
Leader since 2014 1994
Leader's seat Didn't contest Namchi-Singhithang,
Rangang-Yangang
Seats before 10 22
Seats won 17 15
Seat change Increase7 Decrease7
Percentage 47.17% 47.63%
Swing 6.37%Increase 7.37%Decrease

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Map of the election results. The Sangha seat, elected by the monks, is not shown here.

Chief Minister of Sikkim before election

Pawan Kumar Chamling
SDF

Chief Minister of Sikkim

Prem Singh Tamang
SKM

Schedule of electionEdit

Poll Event Date
Issue of Notification Monday 18 March 2019
Last Date for filing Nominations Monday 25 March 2019
Scrutiny of Nominations Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature Thursday,28 March 2019
Date of Poll Thursday, 11 April 2019
Counting of Votes Thursday, 23 May 2019
Date of election being completed Sunday, 2 June 2019
Source: Election Commission of India[3]

ResultsEdit

Results (Party-wise)Edit

Results were announced on 23 May, 2019.

Party Contested Won +/– Votes % +/–
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 32 17  7 1,65,508 47.03 6.23 
Sikkim Democratic Front 32 15  7 1,67,620 47.63 7.37 
Bharatiya Janata Party 12 0   5,700 1.62 0.92 
Indian National Congress 24 0   2,721 0.77 0.63 
Hamro Sikkim Party 23 0   2,098 0.60  
Independents 0    
Total 32
Source: Election Commission of India[4]

Results by constituencyEdit

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Results
Assembly Constituency Winner Runner Up Margin
# Name Candidate Party Votes Candidate Party Votes
1 Yoksam-Tashiding Sangay Lepcha Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5686 Dichen Wangchuk Bhutia Sikkim Democratic Front 5607 79
2 Yangthang Bhim Hang Limboo Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5184 Dal Bdr Subba Sikkim Democratic Front 5137 47
3 Maneybong Dentam Narendra Kumar Subba Sikkim Democratic Front 7134 Purna Hang Subba Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5630 1504
4 Gyalshing-Barnyak Lok Nath Sharma Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5862 Laxuman Sharma Sikkim Democratic Front 4048 1814
5 Rinchenpong Karma Sonam Lepcha Sikkim Democratic Front 6582 Phurba Tshering Bhutia Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5513 1069
6 Daramdin Mingma Narbu Sherpa Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 6219 Pem Norbu Sherpa Sikkim Democratic Front 5883 336
7 Soreng-Chakung Aditya Tamang Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 6580 Sancha Raj Subba Sikkim Democratic Front 6372 208
8 Salghari-Zoom (SC) Sunita Gajmer Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 4400 Dhan Kumari Kami Sikkim Democratic Front 4307 93
9 Barfung (BL) Tashi Thendup Bhutia Sikkim Democratic Front 5936 Lobzang Bhutia Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5839 97
10 Poklok-Kamrang Pawan Kumar Chamling Sikkim Democratic Front 7731 Kharka Bahadur Rai Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 4832 2899
11 Namchi-Singhithang Pawan Kumar Chamling Sikkim Democratic Front 5054 Ganesh Rai Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 4677 377
12 Melli Farwanti Tamang Sikkim Democratic Front 6354 Tilak Basnet Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5489 865
13 Namthang-Rateypani Sanjit Kharel Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 6848 Birjan Tamang Sikkim Democratic Front 5543 1305
14 Temi-Namphing Bedu Singh Panth Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 6084 Garjaman Gurung Sikkim Democratic Front 5314 770
15 Rangang-Yangang Raj Kumari Thapa Sikkim Democratic Front 6146 Raj Kumar Basnet Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 4621 1525
16 Tumin Lingee (BL) Ugyen Tshering Gyatso Bhutia Sikkim Democratic Front 6615 Samdup Tshering Bhutia Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 6295 320
17 Khamdong-Singtam Mani Kumar Sharma Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5347 Garjaman Gurung Sikkim Democratic Front 4474 873
18 West Pendam (SC) Lall Bahadur Das Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5799 Gopal Baraily Sikkim Democratic Front 4901 898
19 Rhenock Bishnu Kumar Sharma Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 8039 Hemendra Adhikari Sikkim Democratic Front 4953 3086
20 Chujachen Krishna Bahadur Rai Sikkim Democratic Front 7266 Damber Kumar Pradhan Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5939 1327
21 Gnathang-Machong (BL) Dorjee Tshering Lepcha Sikkim Democratic Front 6380 Tshering Bhutia Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 3460 2920
22 Namchaybong Em Prasad Sharma Sikkim Democratic Front 6141 Denis Rai Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5170 971
23 Shyari Kunga Nima Lepcha Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 6638 Karma Wangdi Bhutia Sikkim Democratic Front 5282 1356
24 Martam-Rumtek Dorjee Tshering Lepcha Sikkim Democratic Front 6244 Sonam Venchungpa Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 6171 73
25 Upper Tadong Gay Tshering Dhungel Sikkim Democratic Front 3844 Anand Lama Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 3428 416
26 Arithang Arun Kumar Upreti Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 3150 Ashis Rai Independent 2676 474
27 Gangtok Kunga Nima Lepcha Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 3838 Pintso Chopel Sikkim Democratic Front 2950 888
28 Upper Burtuk Dilli Ram Thapa Sikkim Democratic Front 6107 Nagendra Bikram Gurung Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5350 757
29 Kabi Lungchok Karma Loday Bhutia Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 5705 Ugen Nedup Bhutia Sikkim Democratic Front 4268 1437
30 Djongu (BL) Pintso Namgyal Lepcha Sikkim Democratic Front 5613 Chungkipu Lepcha Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 2612 3001
31 Lachen-Mangan Samdup Lepcha Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 3615 Tshering Wangdi Lepcha Sikkim Democratic Front 3031 584
32 Sangha Sonam Lama Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 1488 Tshering Lama Sikkim Democratic Front 858 630

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh polls with 2019 Lok Sabha elections likely: EC sources". The New Indian Express.
  2. ^ "Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh polls with Lok Sabha elections likely: EC sources". 3 December 2018 – via The Economic Times.
  3. ^ "ECI-ElectionSchedule".
  4. ^ "ECI-ElectionSchedule".
  5. ^ "Sikkim Assembly election results 2019: Full list of winners". Zee News. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2020.