15. Salem is a Lok Sabha / Parliamentary constituency in West Tamil Nadu region of Tamil Nadu in South India. This semi-urban general constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 14.21% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 0.74%. The estimated literacy level of Salem is 74.56%. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there were a total of eligible electors and the voter turnout was calculated at %. The seat went to the polls on Phase 2 on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, V Panneer Selvam of AIADMK won in this seat by defeating the DMK candidate by a margin of 2,67,610 votes which was 23.26% of the total votes polled in the constituency. AIADMK had a vote share of 48.38% in 2014 in the seat. There were a total of 25 contestants in 2014.
In 2009, Semmalai S of AIADMK emerged victorious in this seat by defeating the INC candidate by a margin of 46,491 votes which was 5.19% of the total votes polled. AIADMK had a vote share of 42.47% in 2019, in the constituency. There were 23 contestants in 2009.
The voter turnout in the 2014 Parliamentary polls in the seat was 76.80% and in 2009, the constituency registered 76.45% turnout during polling.
As of December 2018, the Member of Parliament from Salem was: V Panneer Selvam (AIADMK) . The 2019 Lok Sabha election results are scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019.
According to the 2014 electoral rolls, the electorate included 7,59,981 men, 7,38,253 women and 116 voters of the third gender.
Refer to the live updating results tables for the latest Salem Lok Sabha results.
The geographic coordinates of Salem is: 11.6612 78.1602
Constituency and state name in other Indian languages: सेलम, तमिलनाडु (Hindi); সালেম, তাামিলনাড়ু (Bengali); सेलम, तामिळनाडू (Marathi); સાલેમ, તામિલનાડુ (Gujarati); சேலம், தமிழ்நாடு (Tamil); సేలం, తమిళనాడు (Telugu); ಸೇಲಂ, ತಮಿಳು ನಾಡು (Kannada); സേലം, തമിഴ് നാട് (Malayalam).
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