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He lost both the times in 1952 and 1956 in the US Presidential polls against D.D. Eisenhower. Again in 1960, he was defeated by John F. Kennedy.

Yet Adlai Stevenson is quoted even today globally for his mind rippling poll quotes and inspirations that the Americans draw from them. Stevenson is far more important for describing polls that the victors Eisenhower and Kennedy. It was he who had described polls as “Liquid hours” as everything remains in a state of fluidity during this time.

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Tripura Assembly Election will take place on February 18, this year. Will the Communist Party of India (Marxist) retain power for the fifth time around, or it will be a replica of what had happened to the party in West Bengal in 2011 assembly poll, in which the CPI (M)-led Left Front had to face the ignominious defeat at the hands of Trinamul Congress led by Mamata Banerjee? This tiny north-east state has become a citadel for the Left, which is likely to return to power for the eight successive times around.

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The beleaguered Congress party has at last woken up from its slumber as the High Command has shaken up the election Machinery headed by the new party President Celestine Lyngdoh replacing D.D.Lapang who was a five time Chief Minister representing Nongpoh constituency being the hub of Ri-Bhoi District. D.D. Lapang has however been included in the thirteen member congress election committee including the Lok Sabha representative Vincent Pala and also Roytre C. Laloo who has refrained himself in contesting the polls from Jowai constituency. The committee has in all thirteen members including Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and other members representing the two region of the state, the Garo Hills and the Khasi-Jaintia Hills.

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National People’s Party (NPP) is marching ahead with other national parties, as inspite of declaration of election on 27 February 2018 in the state of Meghalaya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has failed to finalize its list of candidates (upto 2 February 2018), thus creating confusion in the minds of the voters on one hand and making its candidates nervous on the other. NPP on the other side is gaining momentum.

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