The Hindu-CNN-IBN Exit Poll, conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, has found that the DMK-led alliance has established a clear lead of 10 percentage points over the AIADMK-led alliance in terms of vote share. The DMK-led alliance is expected to secure around 45 per cent of the vote, as against 35 per cent for the AIADMK. This gap is sufficient to give the alliance a comfortable majority of anything between 157 and 167 seats in the 234-member Assembly. However, it is not enough to give the dominant partner, the DMK, a majority on its own. If this proves correct, it will be the first time that no single party has a majority on its own. Tamil Nadu looks set to have its first coalition government.