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India votes decisively

India votes decisively

Aparna Dutt Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, IBEF

May 16, 2014 4:28 PM

In a historic win, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has scored a thumping majority at the India general election 2014, is all set to form the new government. This moment it is important to recognise the impeccable management of the electoral ballot by the Election Commission of India (ECI). This is the largest democratic election in history. Close to 550 million (66% of 814 million) registered voters cast their vote between April 7 and May 12, 2014, at over 900,000 stations for a total of approximately 8,251 contesting candidates. The elections in India were spread over 10 rounds powered by approximately 1.72 million Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

The strong voter turnout is a clear indication of a more informed and aware Indian voter, who is extremely sensitive about the state of the economy.

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