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WorldVote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power

06:25  23 may  2019
06:25  23 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Latest: Early results show Modi's party in clear lead

The Latest: Early results show Modi's party in clear lead The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):9 a.m.Early results are showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party in the lead in India's general elections.Election Commission data showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 229 seats, with its main rival, the Indian National Congress, ahead in 56 contests. The count that started Thursday was expected to conclude by the evening. In the world's largest democratic exercise, some 900 million people were registered to cast ballots for 542 seats in India's lower house of Parliament in seven phases of voting staggered over six weeks.

Indian policemen stand guard outside a vote counting center in Ahmadabad, India , Wednesday, May 22, 2019. India 's Election Commission has Half a dozen exit polls showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party remaining in power for another five years.

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with an even bigger The exit polls showed that he not only held to this base in © The Associated Press Indian policemen stand guard outside a vote counting center in Ahmadabad, India , Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Vote counting begins in India, Modi expected to hold power © The Associated Press Indian policemen stand guard outside a vote counting center in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. India's Election Commission has rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of Thursday's vote-counting to determine the outcome of the country's mammoth national elections. Authorities on Wednesday tightened security at counting centers where the electronic voting machines have been kept in strong rooms across the country. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

NEW DELHI — Indian election officials have begun counting votes that were cast in the country's mammoth general elections.

Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted

Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party had a commanding lead as votes were counted after the general election. The stock market soared in anticipation of another term for the Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 291 seats in Parliament, with the Congress party ahead in 50 contests. The count was expected to conclude by Thursday evening. The election has been seen as a referendum on Modi, whose economic reforms have had mixed results but whose popularity as a social underdog in India's highly stratified society has endured.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote Although the final tally was not expected until Thursday evening at the earliest, BJP President Amit Modi is the predominant leader in India today. He has pushed everybody else aside.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian election officials have begun counting votes that were cast in the " India wins yet again," Modi exulted in a tweet. Election Commission data by Friday morning Top rival Indian National Congress won 50 seats but lost one held by party president Rahul Gandhi, the

The count began Thursday morning and was expected to conclude by the evening. Voters cast ballots on some 40 million electronic voting machines.

Half a dozen exit polls showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party remaining in power for another five years.

In the world's largest democratic exercise, some 900 million people were registered to cast ballots for 542 seats in India's lower house of Parliament in seven phases of polling staggered over six weeks.

The election has been seen as a referendum on Modi, whose economic reforms broadly haven't succeeded but whose popularity as a social underdog in India's highly stratified society has endured.

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