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Parliamentary elections in India: Election forecasts: Government coalition likely without landslide victory

Parliamentary elections in India: Election forecasts: Government coalition likely without landslide victory

After the more than six-week-long election to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, hundreds of millions of votes must be counted.

According to initial forecasts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coalition government will win the parliamentary elections in India, but the expected landslide victory is unlikely to materialize. The opposition camp appears to be doing better than expected, local media reported on Tuesday after some of the votes had been counted. Modi’s BJP party will have to rely on its coalition partners to form a government in the future, reported the newspaper “Times of India”. This would mean that Modi would be guaranteed a third five-year term in office. However, he himself had set the bar high for success in the election campaign: the coalition led by his BJP would win more than 400 of the 543 seats up for election in the lower house and expand its majority, he said. The 73-year-old’s party is pursuing a strongly Hindu nationalist course.

Source: Stern

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