The latest news comes from a really interesting article by Sarvesh Mathi for Medium:
Starting on April 11, millions of Indians will vote in the 2019 General Elections to elect the new government, and in effect, the next Prime Minister. With a population of 1.3 billion people and a voting age of 18, an astonishing 900 million Indians are eligible to vote. This is nearly double the entire population of the 28-country European Union, and triple that of the United States. Often, the electorate of a single state in India is as large as that of a country. Welcome to the world’s largest election.
To break it down, 543 seats in the lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, are up for grabs. These 543 seats are divided as constituencies among 29 states and 7 union territories in proportion to their population. Any political party or coalition needs to win a minimum of 272 seats to form the ruling government for the next five years. This government also gets to appoint the Prime Minister of India.
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