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India has an asymmetric federal government, with elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. At the national level, the head of government, prime minister, is elected by members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament of India.<ref name=Basu>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The elections are conducted by the Election Commission of India. All members of the Lok Sabha, except two who can be nominated by the President of India, are directly elected through general elections which take place every five years, in normal circumstances, by universal adult suffrage and a first-past-the-post system.<ref name="Lok Sabha (PoI)">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Members of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, are elected by elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states and the Electoral college for the Union Territories of India.<ref name="Rajya Sabha">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

2014 general elections involved an electorate of 814,500,000 people (larger than both EU and US elections combined).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Declared expenditure has trebled since 1989 to almost $300 million, using more than one million electronic voting machines.<ref>Indian General Election Expenditure, from ECI website{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }} accessed 14 May 2006.</ref> The size of the huge electorate mandates that elections be conducted in a number of phases (there were nine phases in the 2014 general election). It involves a number of step-by-step processes from announcement of election dates to the announcement of results paving the way for the formation of the new government.


Elections in India sections
Intro  Indian electoral system  History of Lok Sabha elections  Indian political parties  Election Commission  Electoral process   Indelible Ink   Cash for votes  See also  References  External links  

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India has an asymmetric federal government, with elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. At the national level, the head of government, prime minister, is elected by members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament of India.<ref name=Basu>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The elections are conducted by the Election Commission of India. All members of the Lok Sabha, except two who can be nominated by the President of India, are directly elected through general elections which take place every five years, in normal circumstances, by universal adult suffrage and a first-past-the-post system.<ref name="Lok Sabha (PoI)">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Members of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, are elected by elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states and the Electoral college for the Union Territories of India.<ref name="Rajya Sabha">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

2014 general elections involved an electorate of 814,500,000 people (larger than both EU and US elections combined).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Declared expenditure has trebled since 1989 to almost $300 million, using more than one million electronic voting machines.<ref>Indian General Election Expenditure, from ECI website{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }} accessed 14 May 2006.</ref> The size of the huge electorate mandates that elections be conducted in a number of phases (there were nine phases in the 2014 general election). It involves a number of step-by-step processes from announcement of election dates to the announcement of results paving the way for the formation of the new government.


Elections in India sections
Intro  Indian electoral system  History of Lok Sabha elections  Indian political parties  Election Commission  Electoral process   Indelible Ink   Cash for votes  See also  References  External links  

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