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Record voter turnout in Gujarat - 71.32%

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 13:52

Zeenews Bureau

Ahmedabad: Gujarat has voted in record numbers this Assembly Elections, as per final estimates by the Election Commission of India.

According to sources, a total of 71.32 percent of the electorate cast their vote in the just concluded polls. Results are due in two days’ time, on Thursday.

As per final figures, 70.75 percent voting took place in the first phase when 87 seats went to polls. In the second phase, voting figures were 71.85 percent, with an average of 71.32 percent voting in both the phases.

This year’s voter turnout was the highest ever recorded in Gujarat.

Buoyed by the impressive voter turnout, incumbent Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said that the impressive percentage will force political experts to consider "pro-incumbency" factor in their discussions.

"This is the record polling after the formation of the state. We have a popular term in anti-incumbency but after this state election, political pundits will have to adept and discuss the term pro-incumbency," Modi said.

"People of the country wants good-governance, development and sincerity, and people of Gujarat have voted for it," Modi said expressing confidence of his victory in the polls.

First Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 13:49
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