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Results for the Meghalaya election 2023 were announced on March 2 and polling took place on February 27.
Emerging from a special session of the Meghalaya Assembly on Monday afternoon, National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma announced the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance-2.0 which will form the state's government. The chairman of the alliance will serve as Meghalaya's next chief minister, Sangma added.
Sangma also said that the 12-member cabinet of the Meghalaya Assembly will have eight MLAs from the NPP, two from the United Democratic Party (UDP) and one each from the Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The NPP won a record 26 seats on March 2 as the single largest party but still missed the majority mark of 31 to form the government. A coalition, however, secured a majority after the UDP with 11 seats and the People's Democratic Front (PDF), BJP and the HSPDP with two MLAs each pledged their support to the Sangma-led NPP. Two independent candidates that won also pledged their support to Sangma earlier.