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India Begins World's Largest Election

India has begun voting in what is being billed as the world's largest democratic exercise.Voters in the remote northeastern states of Assam and Tripura were among the first to cast ballots in the five-week national election. More than 814 million registered voters are choosing members to India's lower house of parliament, the 543-seat Lok Sabha or House of the People. The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies are forecast to win the biggest block of seats, but the...

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