The 16th general election in India, April-May 2014

Diwakar, Rekha (2015) The 16th general election in India, April-May 2014. Electoral Studies, 37. pp. 120-125. ISSN 0261-3794

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Abstract

Highlights

•Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieved its highest ever vote and seat share in a general election.

•First time that a non-Congress party won a majority of seats since the 1977 general election.

•Congress suffered its worst defeat in a general election.

•BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) formed the government.

•Narendra Modi of the BJP became the Prime Minister.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Elections, India, Party system, Electoral system
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.) > JQ0021 Asia > JQ0200 India
Depositing User: Rekha Diwakar
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 13:59
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 12:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61290

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