India Election Diary 2014: World’s Biggest Elections Come to an End

12 May 2014

Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world went to polls in the final phase of India’s national elections. As the world’s largest democratic exercise came to a close, 67 percent of an estimated 830 million voters had cast their ballot across the country. Witnessing the elections were 43 members of electoral commissions from developing countries who were invited by the Election Commission of India and UNDP as part of a learning programme on electoral management.  


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India Election Diary 2014: The Final Phase

12 May 2014
India Election Diary 2014: The Final Phase

Varanasi, situated on the banks of river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh was one of the cities that went  to polls in the ninth and the final phase of India’s marathon 2014 national elections on 12 May. The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Mauritius accompanied by Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative were in the city to witness India’s impressive electoral management.