India elections and governance

India is a constitutional democratic country made from a parliamentary government system, with regular, free and fair elections. The Indian elections determine the structure of the government, the state and territory legislative assemblies, and the Presidency and vice-presidency of the country.

The Parliament of the Union consists of the President, the Lok Sabha (House of the People) and the Rajya Sabha (Council of States). The President is the head of state, and his role is to appoint the Prime Minister, who oversees running the government. Although the government is headed by a Prime Minister, the Cabinet is the central decision-making body of the country.

In 2019 India will have its general election, the Lok Sabha by-elections, the elections to the Rajya Sabha and elections for six state legislative assembly.

General elections are due to be held in April or May 2019 for the Lok Sabha, and throughout the year state legislative assembly elections will take place.

 

Source: Election Commission of India

 

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