Vote pattern: How Delhi has been the sultan of swing

February 8, 2015 6:03 AM

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NEW DELHI: In 21 years, Delhi voted for the 16th time on Saturday. That's an election almost every 16 months. Starting 1993, there've been six Assembly elections (1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2015), six LS polls (1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014) and four civic elections (1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012).

A look at the vote shares of parties over these 16 elections shows a seeming unpredictability and a tendency to flip parties. This isn't evident if you look at only one type of election, say assembly or corporation. Put all elections together and it shows. There's a desire to change, perhaps even to...

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