CPM has won a record 67 seats in the recently concluded Assembly polls, and the party feels it deserves one more minister. CPI is likely to continue with four ministers, but may have to forgo the post of either the deputy speaker or chief whip.
Muraleedharan said the consolidation of minority votes in favour of the LDF helped it retain power.
Onmanorama breaks down the results to get a better understanding of the popular dynamics at play in each of the fourteen districts.
The CPM estimated that the LDF had won 6.78 lakh votes more this time. More women and a majority of young voters favoured the Left, reflecting the popular sentiment for a Left continuation in power.
Though the United Democratic Front (UDF), too, suffered a decrease in its votes, it was the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) that was left red-faced after its vote share took a sharp dip.
The LDF was able to win 99 seats in the 2021 assembly election earning an unprecedented second term in Kerala's highest office.
While the KC won two out of the 10 seats it had contested, RSP drew a blank in all the five constituencies where the party had fielded its candidates.
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For the first time in over four decades, a government is retaining power in the state.
Kunnathunad, an otherwise low-profile constituency in Ernakulam district, became an electoral hotspot this time with the entry of the Twenty20 Party in the assembly election fray.