Zoramthanga elections

Aizawl, Oct 20: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has taken a significant step in his political journey by filing his nomination papers for the upcoming Assembly elections scheduled for November 7.

Zoramthanga, who is also the president of the Mizo National Front (MNF), submitted his nomination papers from the Aizawl East constituency. This marks a crucial moment in the 79-year-old Mizo leader’s political career, as he seeks a fourth term as Chief Minister, aiming to become the longest-serving CM in Mizoram’s history.

In the 2018 elections, the MNF secured 27 seats and 38.4% of the votes, catapulting Zoramthanga into the Chief Minister’s role for the third time.

This return to the top job occurred after a decade-long hiatus since his previous tenure. Zoramthanga had previously led two consecutive MNF governments from 1998 to 2008, followed by two terms of Congress-led governments under Lal Thanhawla’s leadership.

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The MNF is contesting in all 40 Assembly seats as it prepares for the impending electoral battle. Mizoram, known for its unique political landscape, will head to the polls on November 7, and the results will be determined in the vote-counting process scheduled for December 3. The outcome of this election will have significant implications for the state’s political trajectory and leadership.