Election analysis: Decoding ‘corners’ of contests
How many significant candidates usually face off against each other in a particular constituency?
During election time it is common to hear psephologists calling certain constituencies as being traditionally three-cornered or two-cornered contests. This refers to the number of significant candidates that usually face off against each other in a particular constituency. Sometimes this analysis gets extended to states. For example, they say that Uttar Pradesh is a four-cornered contest while Madhya Pradesh is a two-cornered contest. We decided to check this out with data.
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