The elections in India are coming to the final phase and about 100 million persons have already given their votes for a candidate they prefer.
Elections in India are coming closer to its end and already on 19th of May (Sunday) and the results will be announced on the 23rd of May. Elections were split in seven stages due to a great amount of electorate. The voting must take place in eight states and fifty-nine constituencies and Punjab state will vote for the first time in its history.
Biggest polling in the world
The polling has started five weeks ago and elections in India are considered to be one of the world’s biggest. As soon as it is over, the country will have a new Prime Minister and the results will be announced no later, than on 23rd of May by the official Election Commission. According to the last one, the voter turnout has already reached 39.91% (Bloomberg.com).
Oldest voter from New Delhi
The whole country is interested in these elections. The vote turnout has achieved 39.91% and the oldest voter has been registered at polling station: a New Delhi citizen Bachan Singh, who is 111 years old! According to his son, Jasbeer Bachan has never missed any election and has been effecting his duties of Indian citizen since 1951 until today! His father believes that he must absolutely vote for those, who work for them.
The military and police are helping actively in organization of the voting process. Indian army surveys on stations in Uttar Pradesh and Allahabad for example. They help to guard the polling stations and Indian officials check the voter lists and legitimacy of the voting process at places. The voters, who have gave their vote have their finger painted with indelible ink in order to show that they have already taken part in polling.
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Article by: Ekaterina Vyurkova