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Voters in India's southern state of Kerala have gone to the polls to elect representatives for their local, self-governing councils.

For the first time, half the seats on the councils have been reserved for women.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports from Thiruvananthapuram on how, after years of campaigning, the candidates' dreams of sharing power with their fellow men could finally be realised.

Source: Al Jazeera