Understanding the communist victory in Kerala

Of the 1,199 local government bodies in the State, the Left Democratic Front either won a majority or is the leading political block in more than half

December 18, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

The communist-led coalition in the State of Kerala in India has swept the local body polls that were held between December 8 and 14. In the results that were announced on Wednesday, December 16, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is in power in the State, achieved a substantial lead in rural and urban areas overcoming a negative campaign by the media and opportunistic alliances among its adversaries.