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India elections to launch on April 11, unfold in seven stages

India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, center, speaks during a press conference Sunday in New Delhi. (Manish Swarup/AP) NEW DELHI — The world’s largest democratic elections will take place in seven phases starting on April 11 as Indian voters head to the polls to select their next government. The much-anticipated announcement by the Election Commission of India marks the official start of the campaign, though politicians have been in election mode for months, holding rallies and rolling out measures to woo voters in this nation of 1.3 billion people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya […]

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