India’s Lok Sabha election, what’s at stake | EUROtoday

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NEW DELHI — The finish has come for India’s 47-day marathon election for the decrease home of Parliament, the Lok Sabha, through which virtually a billion individuals, from the Himalayas within the north to far off islands within the Indian Ocean, had registered to vote.

As election officers trekked for miles, by foot, hoof and helicopter, to gather the votes of essentially the most distant residents, India’s high diplomat, S Jaishankar, known as it the “largest electoral logistics exercise that this planet has ever witnessed.”