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Follow The Times’s Coverage of India’s Sprawling National Election

Bryan Denton for The New York Times India will begin voting on April 11 , kicking off elections to fill parliamentary seats and choose the next prime minister in the world’s largest democracy. Around 900 million people are eligible to vote this time around. So far, more than 2,300 parties have registered with the Election Commission. Voters will be considering, among other things, the faltering economy and debates over women’s, Muslim and Dalit rights, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s job performance wielding a Hindu-nationalist agenda in a staggeringly diverse country. Results will be announced in the winner-takes-all […]

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