Big Turnout For India's Giant Election

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Published on April 12, 2019 - Duration: 00:40s

Big Turnout For India's Giant Election

According to Reuters, Indians rushed on Thursday to vote at the start of a huge general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning for national security, following hostilities with neighboring Pakistan.

People made their way to polling stations in the worldโ€™s biggest democratic exercise, with nearly 900 million eligible to vote during seven phases of balloting spread over 39 days.

The Election Commission told a news conference that voter participation was highest in the eastern state of West Bengal at almost 81 percent.

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