ElectionGudie

April 20, 2004 Held

387,779,784
Voted
India

Republic of India

Election for Lok Sabha (Indian People's Assembly)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:387,779,784
Valid Votes:387,453,223
Invalid Votes:326,561

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Bharatiya Janata Party - - -

Others - - -

Shiva Sena - - -

People's Party-United - - -

Majority Society Party - - -

Communist Party of India - - -

Dravida Progressive Federation - - -

India National Congress - - -

Socialist Party - - -

Communist Party of India - Marxist - - -

Telugu Land Party - - -

Rashtriya Janata Dal - - -

More Info:

For final results of all phases of the election, please see here.

At stake in this election:

  • 543 seats in the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President A.P.J. Abdul KALAM *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Atal Bihari VAJPAYEE
  • Assembly: India has a bicameral Parliament (Sansad) consisting of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) with 250 seats and the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha) with 545 seats.

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) 250 members are to serve 6-year terms*. In the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha), 543 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are appointed by the president.

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: India National Congress (INC)
    • Leader: Sonia GANDHI
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 145
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 114
  • Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    • Leader: Shri Atal Bihari VAJPAYEE; Shri M. Venkaiah NAIDU
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 138
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 182
  • Party: Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI)
    • Leader: Dipankar BHATTACHARYA
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 43
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 33
  • Party: Socialist Party (SP) / Samajwadi Party
    • Leader: Mulayam Singh YADAV
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 36
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 26
  • Party: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
    • Leader: Shri Laloo Prasad YADAV
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 21
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 4
  • Party: Majority Society Party / Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
    • Leader: MAYAWATI
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 19
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 14
  • Party: Dravida Progressive Federation / Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
    • Leader: M. KARUNANIDHI
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 16
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 12
  • Party: Shiva Sena / (SHS)
    • Leader: Bal THACKERAY
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 12
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 15
  • Party: Communist Party of India (CPI)
    • Leader: Shri A.B. BARDHAN
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 10
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 4
  • Party: People's Party-United / Janata Dal (JDU)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 8
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 21
  • Party: Telugu Land Party / Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 5
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 29
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 90
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held in India on September 5 through October 3, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,126,419,321 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 671,487,930 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 542,673,946 (2004)

·         Is India a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)

·         Has India ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 July 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 45 (following the 2004 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 130 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is India a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has India ratified CRPD: Yes (1 October 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 168,962,898 (est.)