In India, has started the parliamentary election. With 900 million choice, this choice is the greatest that the world has ever seen is legitimate. The voters can vote in about a Million polling stations across 543 seats in the lower house of Parliament. In any respect, the vote is a choice of superlatives. Here are the wchtigsten facts.


900 million people from the age of 18 can vote. Their number is greater than the total population of Europe and Australia. And the Indians are enthusiastic voters. In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, the turnout was more than 66 percent.

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The candidate

Around 1,700 parties are represented in the 29 Federal States. How many candidates will there be in total, not fixed yet. Because you can still have it at the very last second. In the past elections 8250 people were on the voters lists.

In the foreground are two parties: The hindu nationalist party BJP which is in Power at the time, and the social-democratic Congress party , which has ruled since independence of India from Britain in 1947, most of the time, and now back to the Power wants to come. Prime Minister Narendra modi of the BJP has, according to surveys, however, good chances for a second five-year term.

districts Coordinated The organization

first of all, in the 91 election in 18 States and two Union territories. After that, the rest of the States follow. The marathon election will be held in seven phases. Will be voted on at the 11. April, 18. April, 23. April, 29. April, 6. May, 12. May and 19. May. Is counted at the 23. May.

the organization of The election is a mammoth task. The electronic voting machines need to be transported with the helicopters, boats or on the backs of elephants to the Indian voters.

Eleven million Volunteers make the elections possible. You odd Jobs to fall. Time you need to protect the voters from tigers, wild honey bees.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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