India's elections officials. Photo/courtesy.

June 4 – The Election Commission of India begins counting of votes after 6 weeks voting exercise than began on 19 April to 1 June 2024.

With the giant democratic exercise of voting in the world coming to and end, India’s election commission has commenced the tallying process whose results will determine who becomes India’s Prime Minister.

According to the chief election commissioner of India, 642 million people casted their votes majority of them being women. Statistics shows 66.4% voted with 1% less to the last election. The election process took place in 543 constituencies.

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India’s 18th general election 2024 turns to be the second largest election process with 1951-52 which lasted 4 months being the first longest. Indians voted to fill 543 seats in the lower house of parliament, The Lok Sabha, the voting goal is, a party or a coalition will need 272 seats out of 543 to win as the party that wins the majority seats will choose the Prime Minister, who will be the head of government.

Prime minister Nerendra Modi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to win another third historic term as he has set a 400 out of 530 seat target as the party and his allies of the National Democratic Alliance are keen to see that they have the two thirds of the parliamentary seats.

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The voter turnout is said to be low compared to the last elections due to the harsh conditions causing heats waves blade fakes and attacks in some parts of India which brought 53 deaths during the election period.

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