The heat in Kolkata, West Bengal and most of India has been oppressive. This, however, has not sapped the enthusiasm of politicians and people to forge ahead with the largest election in theworld. Over 800 million have been eligible to vote with the percentage casting their vote ranging between 50-80% exceeding even the one in US Presidential elections. Indeed, the capacity of the nation to put democracy into practice has
The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio talks with India specialist Subir Sinha of the University of London on the likelihood that a new party will take power
Simona Vittorini on Islam Channel: ‘Analysis: Indian Elections: Where does the country go from here?” 24.03.2014
Watch and listen to Dr. Simona Vittorini’s analysis on the Indian Elections featured in Islam Channel 24/03/2014
As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, the question everyone is asking is who will lead a nation of 1.2 billion after 16th May 2014. According to opinion polls, the ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is unlikely to be returned to power, with Congress recording its lowest ever tally of seats in parliament. After a decade in government, under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh, the UPA’s
SOAS academics and early-career researchers will be commenting here on the Indian elections 2014 – the world’s biggest elections!