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#1 » by Tec (β1073) » February 17th, 2019, 7:44 am

I cannot but share this after the incompetence in Nigeria electoral system witnessed recently. If India can achieve this, then why can't a rich nation like Nigeria?

The land of a million polling stations: India's general election by the numbers
By Manveena Suri and Swati Gupta, CNN


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New Delhi, India (CNN) - With general elections due by May, India will embark on the world's biggest exercise in democracy over the coming months.
Here are the key numbers to consider as hundreds of millions of Indians prepare to decide who governs them for the next five years.

— 875 million
The size of the electorate. The last time India voted to choose a new national government, more than 830 million people were eligible to vote -- and more than 550 million cast their ballots. India's election authorities say that number will swell to 875 million this time round.

— 545
The total number of seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament. Of these, two are filled by nominees from the Anglo-Indian community. For the rest, each seat represents a geographical constituency. The party that wins a majority of seats forms the government. If no single party wins enough seats, a coalition of parties can come together to govern and choose the Prime Minister.

— 1 million
The number of polling stations. Coordinating more than 800 million voters is an incredible logistical challenge -- and that includes setting up a million polling stations across the country to make sure all those who are eligible to vote, can.

— 10 million
Ensuring the integrity of the voting process also means deploying vast human resources. That includes an army of election officials. In fact, authorities say more than 10 million election officials will be managing the polling as it unfolds over several weeks.

— 464
The total number of political parties that participated in India's last general election, back in 2014. While a handful of national parties -- including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the principal opposition Congress Party -- tend to dominate in New Delhi, smaller parties often exert great influence in different regions. In the event of a hung parliament, they also play a defining role in the formation of a coalition government.

— 8,251
The total number of candidates fielded by different parties across India during the 2014 contest. The number reflects both the vastness and diversity of India's political system, with hundreds of parties -- representing people with varying cultures and customs -- contesting.

— 282
In 2014, the BJP won 282 seats in the Lok Sabha, the largest majority commanded by a single party in 30 years. With its allies, the party sailed comfortably past the 300 mark -- a reflection of the popularity of its leader Modi, who became Prime Minister, and who will be seeking re-election this year.

Source: CNN.com


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#2 » by Tec (β1073) » February 17th, 2019, 7:48 am

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#3 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β42100) » February 17th, 2019, 8:20 am

This is interesting
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#4 » by Tec (β1073) » February 17th, 2019, 8:48 am

AK Horsfall wrote:This is interesting

Very very. You know what I think? Many people up there still think they own this country. Not until they face the reality. It's our generation.
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#5 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β42100) » February 17th, 2019, 8:54 am

Tec wrote:
AK Horsfall wrote:This is interesting

Very very. You know what I think? Many people up there still think they own this country. Not until they face the reality. It's our generation.


They are using the country to their benefit
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#6 » by Premia (β339) » February 17th, 2019, 11:10 am

But you can't blame people who are taking charge. Ask yourself: where are the youths? The ones running to Canada? The ones doing Yahoo? The prostitutes?

Where are the leaders of tomorrow who would take control now that the future is here?

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#7 » by AK Horsfall Premium (β42100) » February 17th, 2019, 1:55 pm

It's obvious our youths are not ready for leadership
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