Factbox: Himachal Pradesh elections

Sun Nov 4, 2012 8:11am IST

1 of 2. Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R), poses with Prem Kumar Dhumal, chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, in Dharamsala December 17, 2008.

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REUTERS - Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls on Sunday, November 4. Here are some facts and figures for the state assembly elections.

Chief Minister - Prem Kumar Dhumal

Political party - Bharatiya Janata Party

PARTY POSITIONS IN ASSEMBLY:

Bharatiya Janata Party - 41 MLAs

Indian National Congress - 23 MLAs

Independents - 3 MLAs

Bahujan Samaj Party - 1 MLA

Total seats in Assembly - 68

Date of election - November 4, 2012

Date of counting of votes - December 20, 2012

Number of voters - 46,08,359

Number of polling booths - 7,253

Parties in fray (recognised): BJP, Congress, Himachal Lokhit Party, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, CPI-M, NCP and Swabhiman Party, CPI, Shiv Sena and Independents.

(Source: himachalpr.gov.in, ceohimachal.nic.in, hpvidhansabha.nic.in)

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