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India

Republic of India

1,220,800,359 20

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

834,101,479 58.94%

Registered Voters (as of June 10, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
People's Assembly Lok Sabha Lower House
President President Head of State
Council of States Rajya Sabha Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Pranab MUKHERJEE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Manmohan SINGH
  • Assembly: India has a bicameral Parliament (Sansad) consisting of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) with 245 seats and the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha) with 545 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.*
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), 233 members are indirectly elected by the state legislatures to serve 6-year terms and 12 members are appointed by the president to serve 6-year terms*. In the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha), 543 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are appointed by the president.

* The electoral college consists of elected members of both houses of Parliament and the legislatures of the states.

* Up to 12 seats are appointed by the president and the remaining members are chosen by elected members of the state and territorial assemblies

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
People's Assembly 1998-02-16 - 604,373,978 -
People's Assembly 1998-02-22 - 604,373,978 -
People's Assembly 1998-02-27 - 604,373,978 -
People's Assembly 1998-03-07 - 604,373,978 -
People's Assembly 1999-09-05 371,669,104 619,536,847 59.99%
People's Assembly 1999-09-11 - 605,445,809 -
People's Assembly 1999-09-18 - 605,445,809 -
People's Assembly 1999-09-25 - 605,445,809 -
People's Assembly 1999-10-03 - 605,445,809 -
People's Assembly 2004-04-20 387,779,784 671,524,934 57.75%
People's Assembly 2004-04-26 387,779,784 671,524,934 57.75%
People's Assembly 2004-05-05 387,779,784 671,524,934 57.75%
People's Assembly 2004-05-10 387,779,784 671,524,934 57.75%
President 2007-07-19 1,098,882 - -
People's Assembly 2009-04-16 417,159,281 716,985,101 58.18%
People's Assembly 2009-04-23 417,159,281 716,958,101 58.18%
People's Assembly 2009-04-30 417,159,281 716,985,101 58.18%
People's Assembly 2009-05-07 417,159,281 716,985,101 58.18%
People's Assembly 2009-05-13 417,159,281 716,985,101 58.18%
People's Assembly 2014-04-07 553,801,801 834,101,479 66.4%

Voter Turnout