» 05/11/2007, 00.00
Uttar Pradesh elections: Mayawati, a Dalit woman, beats Mulayam
In India’s most populated state (175 million people), the state-based Bahujan Samaj Party gets more than 50 per cent of the vote. Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party loses big. Discussions will start to form a coalition government as people comment the results.
Uttar Pradesh vote to decide India’s future
Over the next month or so Uttar Pradeshis will vote in state elections. With one seventh of all the seats in the lower house of parliament, their state is crucial for the balance of power in Delhi. The ballot is taking place at a time of economic and social crisis. Experts expect the election to be decided by a few votes.
Confidence vote for Singh government on 22 July
Communists quit over nuclear deal with US. Singh gains regional party support but it might not be enough. The country is in a difficult moment because of high inflation; the government is unable to contain rising food prices and energy costs.
Elections in India, between economic development and religious extremism
A few months from the start of the electoral process, the battle lines are drawn between a secularist and a religious party. Support for the latter is constantly growing. Not only could this lead to an increase in "unpunished" attacks against religious minorities, but it could mean that the economic boom in some parts of India could leave behind the countryside, where the vast majority of the population lives.
Uncertainty over the out come of Indian elections
Tomorrow sees the last of the five rounds of voting. The results are due out on May 16th. Some predict gains for the the HinduBharatya Janata Party and losses for Congress, of outgoing premier Menmohan Singh. Alliances will be decisive in forming the next government.
11/03/2017 15:22:00 INDIA
Modi wins in Uttar Pradesh
Vote counting began this morning. The latest update indicates he won 305 seats out of 403. The election is a referendum on the prime minister's policies, following demonetisation. Christian leader expresses concern about the aggressive policies of the Hindu nationalists.
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