Jammu and Kashmir vote count begins

December 28th, 2008 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS  

Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 28 (IANS) Counting of the votes polled in Jammu and Kashmir’s staggered assembly elections began Sunday, with most analysts predicting another hung 87-member legislature.The counting process started in the state’s various district centres at 9 a.m., Election Commission officials said.

An estimated 63 percent of the electorate defied boycott calls from separatist groups to vote in the seven-phase elections that began Nov 17 and ended Dec 24.

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