About Sikkim Elections

Sikkim Legislative Assembly Elections was held on 12 April 2014 and this was in regards for the 7th assembly of Sikkim, the northeastern state of India. In this process, 32 members were elected of Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

The background of the Sikkim elections says that the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has been dominating in the state for last five years consecutively. It all began with the Assembly elections in 1994 when SDF first formed the government when they won 19 seats within a year. The following elections of 1999 had an increase in the seat share of SDF which went to 24 seats. This most famous election results in favour of SDF was under the leadership of then and now Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling.

The next scheduled elections as per the proposed pattern under the Constitution of India was on May 21, 2004 which was again in favored SDF where the political party of Sikkim gained a huge increase in seat share which was telly to 31. In the Sikkim Legislative Assembly Election, 2009, the SDF had a clean sweep winning all 32 seats in the state assembly and Chamling sworn in as a Chief Minister fourth time on Mayb20, 2009. Sikkim Democratic Front contested for the fifth time and has won consecutively.

Sikkim legislative Assembly has 32 seats and all are acquired by a single party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) with Pawan Kumar Chamling being CM for last 5 consecutive years.

CM of Sikkim has said that enhancement of the number of seats for the Limbus-Tamang communities in the Sikkim Assembly. Presently the assembly has 32 seats and the state is seeking an increase of six seats making it 40. Sikkim has 12 seats reserved for Bhutias and Lepchas, two for the Scheduled Castes, one seat for the Sanghas and 17 general seats. As per constitutional provisions, the total number of seats for STs should be in proportion to the population.

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