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Indian General Elections 2019 - 23rd May Result day

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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 03:54 AM
Exit Polls

- There are 543 seats in parliament.
- Over 8000 candidates will fight for these 543 seats.
- Around 900million registered voters.
- With Voting divided by 7 long phases over 39 days.
- 67.11% of the total voter base voted in these elections.
- The final phase of the voting was completed on 19nth May
- The results will be announced on 23rd May.
- Any faction has to get at least 272 seats to win the election. Failure to achieve that they can form alliances with independent state level political parties to reach that number.
- In 2014 elections, BJP, which currently heads NDA alone won 282 seats to win the elections.

The seats are being fought between two main Factions

NDA(National democratic alliance) - The Right Wing, conservative mainly headed by BJP allied with a few other local political parties.

UPA(United Progressive alliance) - The Left Wing, liberal socialists parties. They call themselves secular but are usually far from it.
Mainly headed by the Congress party, the party which ruled India for 60+ years but is on a decline. They also have a few regional parties amongst their coalition

Then there are also whole host of State level regional political parties who have not joined either of these factions. They have a very strong presence in their own states but less on a National level.

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posted on May, 21 2019 @ 04:33 AM
Would be interesting to know if and how the Indian people bitch and whine about each other’s political views compared to « cough » other countries?

edit on 21-5-2019 by Lagomorphe because: They are not entitled

posted on May, 21 2019 @ 04:39 AM
India is the world's biggest democracy and it's an amazing feat to run elections.

posted on May, 21 2019 @ 05:53 AM
a reply to: maddy21
Is prime minister Modi's position open for this election?? I like his stance on Pakistan, he is kind of a badass. Hope he stays on for now.

posted on May, 21 2019 @ 06:15 AM
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Yes, the election is for the position of PM. So far, he is likely predicted to make a come back. But we will know only on the 23rd.

posted on May, 23 2019 @ 02:46 AM
Current updates as per election commission of India..

NDA - 345
UPA - 88
Others - 109

posted on May, 23 2019 @ 08:39 AM

originally posted by: Lagomorphe
Would be interesting to know if and how the Indian people bitch and whine about each other’s political views compared to « cough » other countries?


Hey, India has their share of mudfests too.

Actually, they do have political issues as well but the news isn't international.

Indian elections nearing amid frustration with politics, concerns about misinformation

Most Indian adults see politicians as corrupt and question whether elections are effective. About two-thirds (64%) say most politicians are corrupt, including 43% who very intensely hold this view, according to a spring 2018 survey by the Center. Notably, nearly seven-in-ten supporters of the two major parties contesting the election – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Indian National Congress party – share the view that most elected leaders are corrupt (69% in each party say this). On a related question, only a third of Indians think elected officials care about the opinions of ordinary people in their country.

Meanwhile, 58% of adults in India say that no matter who wins an election, things do not change very much. This again includes a majority of both BJP and Congress supporters.

From my perspective, it seems that India's citizens are less crazy overall and cohabitate with each other much better than many other countries. They don't seem to have the vitriol many in the West do. Especially for such a large population, it appears they cope very well.

Regardless, it's nice to see another countries elections process for a change. I hope whoever they elect are the best people for India's people and their well being.
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posted on May, 23 2019 @ 09:22 AM
a reply to: StoutBroux
I think when I wake up, they will have closed polls. Good luck India!

posted on May, 23 2019 @ 12:37 PM
NDA - 353
UPA - 92
Others - 97.

Current Prime Minister Modi's party, BJP alone gets 305 seats against the minimum required of 272....

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