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The Kerala state assembly election of 2006, part of a series of state assembly elections in 2006, was scheduled to occur in three phases. The first phase was held on April 22, 2006, when 59 out of the 140 constituencies in Kerala voted. The second was held on April 29, 2006 for the 66 constituencies in central Kerala. The last phase of polling for the remaining 15 constituencies was on May 3, 2006. The counting was conducted on May 11, 2006.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front beat the incumbent Indian National Congress-led United Democratic Front by a margin of 99/140 seats.
The UDF led government headed by A K Antony had won the previous elections held in 2001.
Kerala hosts two major political alliances: the United Democratic Front (UDF — led by the Indian National Congress) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF — led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)).
Kerala numbers among India’s most left-wing states.
The ruling party rarely wins an election in Kerala.
Kerala Legislative Assembly election, 2006 Wikipedia
<! I believe both the above facts are true, but references would be welcome.> V S Achuthanandan, who led the CPM in 2006, was elected the Chief Minister of Kerala.