Think running a U.S. presidential election is hard? Consider the case of India.
From April 11 to May 19, nearly 900 million voters can participate in India’s national elections. An array of political parties, regional diversities and societal cleavages make it difficult to elect India’s Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament — let alone assemble a majority to govern.
Will the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retain its Lok Sabha majority, or will it have to form a coalition? Or will the Indian National Congress, the BJP’s main opponent, gain ground? Here’s what you need to know:
1. How will India’s decentralized elections influence voting?… Seguir leyendo »